Football: Partey manifesto rooted in commitment to dream

Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey (right) challenges Paris Saint-Germain's Colin Dagba during the ICC match on Monday. When an agent took him from Ghana to Spain, his family did not know where he was.
Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey (right) challenges Paris Saint-Germain's Colin Dagba during the ICC match on Monday. When an agent took him from Ghana to Spain, his family did not know where he was.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Thomas Partey's rise to the role of Atletico Madrid's midfield enforcer is not often discussed - much like the work he does on the pitch for Los Rojiblancos.

The tenacious Ghanaian's back story gives an insight into how the under-the-radar midfield general has quietly gone about his work to become one of Europe's highly sought-after players.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2018, with the headline 'Partey manifesto rooted in commitment to dream'. Print Edition | Subscribe