Atletico Madrid have rejected Watford's bid for highly-rated midfielder Thomas. Accordi...
Atletico Madrid have rejected Watford's bid for highly-rated midfielder Thomas.
According to Marca, the Vicarage Road side offered around £7m for the 22-year-old but the Spanish side swiftly turned it down.
Ghana-born Thomas, full name Thomas Teye Partey, has come through the ranks at Atleti but has made just five La Liga appearances so far this season.
Manager Diego Simeone, however, has high hopes for the midfielder and is no mood to sell him having only recently started including him in his first-team plans.
Thomas is happy to stay at the club and is under contract until 2020 but that may not stop Watford from going back with an even higher offer as they bid to maintain their impressive start to the season with New Year reinforcements.