Thomas Partey still uncertain about Atletico Madrid departure this summer
Thomas Partey is still uncertain about his possible departure from Atletico Madrid this summer.
The midfielder remains a transfer target for English Premiership sides Manchester United and Arsenal as well as Italian giants Inter Milan.
The three Clubs have reportedly inquire about the Ghanaian international who stood out in the Atletico Madrid team in the just ended season.
Currently valued at £43.5million, Manchester United, Arsenal and Inter Milan are set to engage in a bidding war to sign the player.
However the 25-year-old is unsure whether he will leave the Spanish side insisting he is happy at the Club.
“I don’t know what the future holds. It’s hard for me to talk about transfers because the next minute it will be like ‘Thomas is trying to leave’ but for me playing football is what makes me happy,” he told BBC Sport.
“I keep saying I am lucky to be at this level now because I know people who play harder and work harder than me but are nowhere close to being here.
“I don’t know what the future holds for me but as long as I play and they are happy with me here then there is no need flirting with others.
“So the only thing that would make me unhappy will be not playing. I think most footballers can understand that not playing is the greatest torture any professional footballer can go through.”
Partey found the back of the net three times and made six assists for Atletico Madrid last season.
He will link up with the Black Stars team for next Month’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.
By Frank Darkwah