As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Partey lifts lid on deadline day Arsenal move: I was ready for Atletico training

Former Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has lifted the lid on his deadline day move to Arsenal.

Due to the nature of Partey's last minute move, he explained the crazy details as he was unaware he was moving to the Premier League until late in the day.

"I was not thinking of anything, I was OK I was talking to a friend that I train with to go and train in the morning and then my agent called me," he told Sky Sports.

"He said 'no, we have to go to this place to sign this paper' in case we have to sign some papers for you and you are not there, we will sign for you.

"So in the morning we went there, we did that. Since we went out from the morning we could not come back home."

He added: "We went to a restaurant to eat and the chef was like 'don't leave us today', I was like 'what do you mean?'

"He was like 'today is the deadline day, do not leave us today'.

"And I think my agent knew something about that and was like 'nothing will happen don't worry'.

"So we went to sign the papers, we went to eat and I think they talked to Edu (Gaspar), and Edu said 'no, we have to do this today'.

"I was like 'how are we going to do this today?' And we had to go now, now, now to do medical and that's how everything happened."

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free