Thomas Partey Wages & Contract
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Thomas Partey is a professional football player from Ghana and currently plays for Arsenal Football Club. Partey was born in Krobo Odumase in Eastern Ghana where he started out playing for a local club called Odometah, a team coached by his father, Jacob.
Partey always wanted to play in Europe. The opportunity arose when a football scout spotted him at a local competition and he managed to secure a trial in Spain. Partey’s family was not able to travel with their son and he left Ghana without letting virtually anyone know. Fortunately, Partey performed well and in 2012 he was able to sign for Atlético Madrid after a short time with CD Leganés.
In his early time at the club, he did not get much game time and was quickly loaned out to RCD Mallorca for the following season. Partey spent the season after that out on loan too, this time with Almería, a Spanish club playing in La Liga. It was here where he began to make a name for himself as he was now playing regularly in the top flight of Spanish football.
Upon his return to Atlético Madrid, Partey performed well in the opportunities he was given. Coach Diego Simione began to give him more and more game time and he started to cement himself in the starting lineup.
During his time at Atlético, he had the chance to play a Champions League Final against Real Madrid and competed in over 100 games for the club. His performances didn't only draw attention from his coaches, but his talents were also being noticed internationally too.
Arsenal’s Sporting Director Edu Gaspar and Head Coach Mikel Arteta pitched him on the project that was underway at the club. The pair managed to secure his signature in October 2020 after meeting Atlético Madrid’s £45 million release clause. Partey signed a five-year, £52 million contract with the club and has become an important player in Arsenal’s midfield.
Partey also has a healthy international career playing for the Ghanaian national team. He was first called up for the 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations where he made debut against Mauritius in the qualifiers. Since then he has featured in every Africa Cup Of Nations and competed in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.