Thomas Partey’s father tells him to secure Atletico Madrid exit amid Arsenal talks

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 18: Thomas Partey of Atletico de Madrid looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool FC at Wanda Metropolitano on February 18, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Partey has been told to leave Atletico (Picture: Quality Sport Images/Getty)

Thomas Partey has been told to leave Atletico Madrid by his father amid talks with Arsenal.

The Ghana international has a £47million release clause in his contract with the La Liga side, with Atletico trying to tie him down to a new deal.

Should he sign a new contract, his release clause will rise to £93m but Arsenal are trying to lure him to the Emirates before that happens.

Mikel Arteta is an admirer of the midfielder and contact has been made between the Gunners and his agent in recent months.

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And his father has advised his son to leave Spain and follow the money.

‘I will advise him on any day to move from Atletico Madrid when there is big money because that is his chosen job,’ Jacob Partey told Bryt FM.

‘The truth is that, there is life after football. As a father, I always want the best for my son, I don’t want him to struggle when he call it a day.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta during a training session at London Colney on March 10, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Arteta is a fan of Partey (Picture: Getty)

‘So, if a club decides to sign him and the money involved is good, I will advise him to move.

‘Partey’s certificate is to play and get money for development. It will be prudent for my son to make a move that will make him rich and also do investments.’

Partey Sr had previously confirmed Arsenal’s interest in signing his son.

‘I called my son after hearing the rumours and he told me that the rumours are true,’ Jacob Partey, who was speaking in Ghana, told Tru FM’s ‘Sports World Show’.

‘He told me they are holding talks between him and Arsenal.

‘It all depends on the offer Atletico are demanding. If he goes to Arsenal fine, they have a lot supporters in Ghana.

‘I will be happy if he decides to move to Arsenal. What they are discussing now is how Atletico will release him.’

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