‘No one knew I was in Spain’: Partey reveals he left Ghana at 18 years to chase his dreams without notifying his family

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'No one in my family knew I was in Spain': Partey reveals he left Ghana at 18 years to chase his dreams without notifying his family

Thomas Partey has revealed how he relocated from Ghana to Spain without notifying his family.

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The Arsenal midfielder left Ghana in 2011 after receiving an offer from a player’s agent who promised him a place in Spanish soccer if he moved to that country almost immediately.

He was only 18 years old at the time. Nonetheless, he left Ghana’s shores to embark on a new adventure.

Partey had the opportunity to play for Atletico Madrid after trying out for second-tier club Leganés. He rose through the ranks at Atletico Madrid to become one of the club’s most important players.

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His performances in La Liga prompted Arsenal to make a €50 million bid for his services in 2020.

Partey in an interview with Marca stated:

“My father was not at home, no one in my family knew anything about me, or that I was leaving that day because if I told someone there would be many problems.”

“So I traveled and arrived in Spain six or seven months before someone found out that i was out of Ghana.”

“My father has always accepted my decision. He didn’t say anything to me. The following month he sent me money to buy boots. I always go where I feel good, and that’s why I made the decision to travel without saying anything to anyone”

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