Wednesday Nov 18, 2020. 09:00
Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor has disclosed that he advised Thomas Partey to join Arsenal.
The 27-year-old central midfielder was one of the most-sought after players during the last European transfer window with English giants Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly keen to sign him.
It was Arsenal, who won the race for Partey’s signature after his £45 million release clause was paid by the Gunners.
Adebayor, who is currently a free-agent, was on the books of Arsenal between 2006 and 2009.
“He told me that some clubs in England namely Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and others have shown interest in him and he needs advice,” Adebayor said on Graphic.com.gh
“I advised him to go to Arsenal because I have had the opportunity to play there and I think it will be good for his development.
“Arsenal is more than a club, it is a family and I’m impressed with his performances so far in the Premier League.”
Partey made his debut for Arsenal as a substitute for Granit Xhaka in a 1-0 away defeat in the Premier League against Manchester City.
The Odumase Krobo-born player has since made five appearances across all competitions for the Gunners.
He missed Ghana’s two back-to-back 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Sudan during the recent international FIFA break.