Thomas Partey’s Father, Jacob Partey has revealed that he will urge his son to leave Laliga side, Atletico Madrid in search of greener pastures.
Amidst transfer rumours linking the Ghanaian midfielder away from Atletico, his father has added fuel to fire by saying he will support and advice his son to make big money moves away from the Diego Simeone led side.
I will advise Thomas on any day to move from Atletico Madrid when there is big money because that is his chosen job.
Mr Jacob gave reasons while speaking to Local Ghanaian radio, Bryt FM, suggesting that Thomas will have life after football, and amassing wealth now is the only way to fortify his retirement phase.
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. So, if a club decides to sign him and the money involve is good, I will advise him to move.
The 26 year-old defensive midfielder has been an influential member of Simeone’s side, but currently earns sixty-five thousand euros at the club– which is a bit low for a player of his calibre when conpared to other stars in the club.
Wages of prominent Atletico Madrid players
Premier League side Arsenal, have been strongly linked to the dogged midfielder, with Mikel Arteta looking for bargains to strengthen his squad post Covid-19.
Thomas Partey’s release clause stands at €50 million, and it will be considered a “steal” should Arsenal manage to pull off the transfer.
However, Diego Simeone’s not willing to lose one of his jewels, and as such, he’s pushing for the club to tie Partey down with new deal.
It has been rumoured that Atletico Madrid has offered to double Thomas’ wages but it doesn’t seem like that will deter his Father from pushing his soon away from the Wanda Metropolitano side.
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
Should Partey accept the new contract, he will be earning €130,000 in wages, with a new release clause expected to stand at €100 million. An offer which Arsenal can easily topple.