Ghanian manager Charles Kwabla has advised Ghanian midfielder and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey against making a transfer to London club Arsenal, the Ghana national team coach said it would be a drop-down a notch for the midfielder as he would not be guaranteed Champions League football with the London club.
Charles Kwabia was an assistant coach with Ghana before he was made the head coach in 2020, he had previously worked with Sekondi wise fighter, Hearts of Oak, Ashanti Gold, and Asante Kotoko between 2009-2018.
Thomas Teye Partey is rumored to have a release clause of 50 million Euros, but the Spanish club is planning to tie the Ghanaian international to a new contract in order to increase his buy-out clause. Arsenal is unwilling to match the transfer figure as they feel a player plus cash deal would be a more financially friendly option.
Unfortunately, Arsenal faces a lot of competition from other European clubs with the likes of Paris Saint-German, Juventus, and Inter Milan all in the market for the Ghanaian captain. Thomas Partey is regarded as one of the most highly rated defensive midfielder in football.
Thomas Partey joined Atletico Madrid’s youth team in 2012/13 making 33 appearances with four goals before he was loaned out to RCD Mallorca for the 2013/14 season where he played 38 times scoring five times and contributing two goals. He went on another loan in 2014/15 at UD Almeria were he made 38 appearances with five goals and two assists before moving back to Atletico where he became a regular first-team regular with over 185 appearances with 16 goals and 12 assists.
The Ghanian is seen as a versatile player featuring as a center-back and right-back for the team; he won the Europa League in 2017/18 and UEFA Super Cup in 2018/19.
He has 26 caps for the Ghanian national team with nine goals; he was part of the team at the Africa Cup of nations in 2017 which was hosted by Gabon and won by Cameroon and Ghana took fourth place.