Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier has backed his Atletico Madrid teammate Thomas Partey to succeed in the Premier League following Arsenal links.
A report in Spain claims that Arsenal are prepared to meet the buyout clause in Partey's current contract and are set on bringing him to Emirates Stadium.
Trippier told The Beautiful Game Podcast: “I’d seen him play for Atletico but I didn’t realise how good he is. It’s unbelievable, his physicality, how he breaks up play. Technically, he’s got everything.
“He ranks as one of the best midfielders I’ve played with him but Mousa is Mousa, he’s on a different planet. Even in training, he’s just in cruise control.
“Ask anybody who has played with him and they’ll say Mousa Dembele. That’s how good he was. It was frightening. But Thomas is still very young and everybody loves him out here.”
Trippier added: “Going to the Premier League… who knows? Obviously I want him to stay here because he’s a valuable member of our team. But I feel like he speaks perfect English.
"I don’t think he’d have a problem with the Premier League.”