August will be a decisive month for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey as he continues his recovery from a muscle injury, and will then make a decision on his future.

A thigh strain makes him a doubt for the Champions League quarter-final against RB Leipzig on August 13 in Lisbon.

Thomas hopes to at least be fit for a potential semi-final and the decision on whether or not to gamble on his fitness could depend on where he decides to play his football next season.

His release clause of 50 million euros has caught the eye of Juventus and Arsenal, while he also has an offer to renew his contract with Atletico.

That proposal from the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano would see a significant pay rise and his release clause doubled in value.

Despite his importance in recent seasons, Thomas still feels that he is one of the worst paid players in the Atlético squad and he faces some major decisions in the month of August.

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