Thomas Partey shouldn’t join Arsenal because he is a Champions League player, according to former Ghana international Derek Boateng, who doesn’t want to see the Atletico Madrid star “lose everything” by making the wrong choice over his future.
Partey has enjoyed another fine season with Atletico in 2019-20, scoring three goals in 41 appearances across all competitions.
His performances have helped Diego Simeone’s side rise to third in La Liga, while also reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
When asked to weigh in on speculation surrounding Partey’s future, Boateng told Joy FM: “He needs to be at a place where he will be happy, respected and get a lot of playing time.
“You can make all the money you want but if the coach doesn’t play you, you won’t be happy.
“I will not advise him to move to Arsenal right now because he is a Champions League player and with the look of the Arsenal team right now, they are not ready with the kind of players they have and some are going to move.
“They are playing very well but you can see the inexperience hurting them and with the way the Premier League is going right now, it is going to be really tough.
“If he wants to move, he has to move to a team that plays in the Champions League otherwise he will lose everything.”
Source: News update