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Top 5 best defensive midfielders in European football today

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5.- Thomas Partey

Although Diego Simeone made the decision to sign Hector Herrera from Porto this summer, he knew that Thomas Partey was about to have his breakthrough season.

From the very first fixture in La Liga, the Ghana international showed us how valuable he can be for Atletico Madrid with an impressive display of his skills.

The Colchoneros have a very talented defensive midfielder in their hands, and he’s been the most outstanding inside a team that specializes in breeding this specific position.

Being a defensive midfielder himself, Diego Simeone takes great pride in the players he promotes to his squad.

Partey is one of the most exciting box-to-box players in Spanish football today, his competition inside the club will be fierce but we think he will finish on top. 

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