Thomas Partey Earns Contract Extension With Atletico Madrid

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Ghana international Thomas Partey has been rewarded with a fresh contract at Atletico Madrid. The central midfielder was previously tied to the Spanish giants until the summer of 2021, but he has now been rewarded with a two-year extension.

Speaking on the club’s official website, Partey was delighted to have penned the contract, he said: “I'm thrilled to renew my contract with the club of my life. I hope to continue here for many more years and help the club. I always try to work hard. It's not easy to make the first team and for me, it gives me the pride to continue to work for this club. I see myself well [and] happy because I'm playing a lot more minutes. The team is strong, scoring many goals in the last few games and we are going to keep fighting to remain high up in the standings.”

The 24-year-old was more of a substitute player during the early phase of his career, but of late, he has commanded a regular role at the heart of the midfield. Overall, the Ghanaian has made 26 appearances this term, contributing three goals in the process.

Atletico Madrid have looked to sort the futures of their younger recruits over the past one year, and there are still doubts lingering over a few main players. Antoine Griezmann, who inked a new extension last summer, continues to be linked with a move to La Liga rivals Barcelona, and a similar case lies with Jan Oblak, who is supposedly attracting interest from both Liverpool and Arsenal ahead of the summer.

Despite the speculation, none of their players have had their heads turned during the current campaign, and the Spanish club will hope to end the season on a high with success in the Europa League. Diego Simeone’s side are favourites to win Europe’s second competition this term, but they face stiff competition from the likes of Arsenal, RB Leipzig, and Lazio along the line.