Arsenal picked up Thomas Partey with a stunning move on deadline day.
The Gunners paid the release clause forcing Atletico Madrid to let of their star midfielder. The player was also attracting interest from the likes of Chelsea and Juventus and his father has now shelled out some light on where Partey was hoping to end up.
He said, “Yes. Actually you made that statement and some pictures came and Partey wasn’t in them [laughs] we were surprised but meanwhile I had told my wife that he’ll be moving because the way the Arsenal fans were calling and Joy News group was also doing their thing so I told my wife we should keep cool.”
“We actually weren’t disturbed by anything because we hoped a bigger team will come for Partey. We were aware of the [other teams that were interested]: Juventus, Chelsea and so forth.”
“So about all these we knew God was with us. From that minute we started to dance to ‘Party after Party’.”
The comments from the player’s father is unlikely to go down well with the fanbase of his son’s current club. What it will do is give Chelsea fans a realisation that they might just have missed out on a star who was willing to solve the midfield dilemma at the club.