Thomas Teye Partey is a Ghanaian footballer who currently plays for Arsenal and Ghana as a defensive midfielder.
Thomas Partey, was one of the most sought-after players in Europe right up until Transfer Deadline Day.
Following a very impressive season for his club, Partey was linked all summer with a move to some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
Premier League side Arsenal were the favorites to land a deal for the Ghanaian, having pursued him since January.
The English club are have finally got their man, paying his €50m release clause on Monday.
Partey was born in June 13, 1993 in Krobo Odumase, Ghana and was the firstborn among the 8 children. The 6ft 1in midfielder is 26 years old as of April 2020.
Thomas Partey is the oldest of eight children in his family. His father runs and trains a team in Odumase Krobo, where Thomas started playing until he was nine.
While playing for that team, his father gave him the nickname “Senegal”, because he reminded him of a friend with the same name.
After playing for his father’s team, Thomas developed as a footballer in a neighbourhood side while waiting for new opportunities.
Thomas Partey has a wife who goes by the name Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi. The Ghana model rose to fame after winning the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant in 2013.
Last year, they welcomed a new born baby girl and named her Partey Daniela.
However, she was stripped the crown after making several accusations against the organizers including extortion.
The chance to take a big step up came when Tema Youth, a Ghanaian team from Division Two, spotted him. With them, he earned a promotion play-off to the Ghanaian top-flight.
His performances were noted by the scouts and glowing reports about his abilities swept through the country. Thomas has said an agent registered interested with him in 2011 despite never having seen him play.
His agent quickly saw his potential and decided to take him to Spain, where he was given a trial with the Atletico Madrid youth academy. The Rojiblanco coaching staff did not hesitate to sign him.
In four months, he made the leap from their Under 18s to the Under 19s, and a season later he was already in the ‘Colchonero’ second team. He was loaned out to RCD Mallorca and Almeria before Diego Simeone would give him a run in the first team.
He is a UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup winner with Atletico Madrid.
He has played 26 times for Ghana’s national team, the Black Stars, and scored nine goals.
According to glusea.comThomas Partey net worth is $30 million as of 2020