I, therefore wonder if signing Partey for £45M and resigning Ceballos is a smart move.
Xhaka, Ceballos and Partey are all holding midfielders who offer negligible goal and assist threat. Ceballos and Partey are both slow like Xhaka.
Ceballos loan terms require that he plays while you don’t spend £45M on Partey to bench him.
My ideal summer would see us sign Ceballos or Partey and another athletic CM like Doucoure. In some matches, you need some athleticism in the midfield
We should then sign an attack minded midfielder with a high goal and assist threat.