- Thomas Partey has spoken for the first time after his move to Arsenal
- According to him, he had a sleepless night when he heard his move to Arsenal was imminent
- Partey joined Arsenal on transfer deadline from Atletico Madrid
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Ghana midfielder, Thomas Teye Partey, has opened up about his move to English side, Arsenal.
According to the deputy captain of the Black Stars, he couldn't sleep when he heard that his move to Arsenal was imminent.
Speaking to Arsenal.com, Partey said, “until the last moment I was not aware. My agent called me and said it was going to happen and I was so happy. I could not even sleep that night. It was a great feeling.”
“I received a lot of messages saying join the club or we are not sleeping!” excited Thomas Partey said.
When asked how important it was for him to have joined the great Arsenal family, he opined:
“Well, I feel so happy, I already feel part of the family because the fans have received me, everybody is saying nice things about me and you know, to be received like this is a great feeling."
He made this known in during his first intercview after his unveiling on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in London.
Partey made his dream move to Arsenal on transfer deadline for 45 million pounds from Spanish side, Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, Mr. Jacob Partey, the biological father of Black Stars player, Thomas Partey, has recounted how he had to part with his cherished pieces of land just to fuel his son's dream of becoming a footballer.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Pulse.com.gh, Mr Jacob Partey narrated the role he played in his son's career which saw him joining Spanish side, Atletico Madrid.
He indicated that he was not well-to-do at the time so he parted with more than just land but had to sell some other properties as well to see his son make it in life.
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