DONE DEAL: Partey joins Almeria
Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey has joined La Liga side UD Almeria on a season loan from Spanish league champions Atletico Madrid.
Partey joined UD Almeria on July 27, 2014 but was not unveiled because the team was on pre-season but has been shown to the fans after the team’s arrival.
The 21-year-old expressed his delight about the new challenge and promised to give his all to the club. He made this declaration during an interview with the team’s official website.
“I wanted to play at this level of competition to improve my talent for long. I am very happy to be here for the great confidence you have given me, my coach and the club.
“I play defensively, but I like to get to the other end. Yes, I like to pull up and help the team, that’s what everyone expects, I’ll give you everything I have,” he further stressed.
“I am comfortable in any position. Am also happy and free with all the players in the club.”
The defensive midfielder went on a one-year loan to Spanish Segunda division side Real Mallorca last season, which he made 37 appearances and scored five goals.