Experienced Ghana trainer J.E Sarpong has advised Black Stars forward Thomas Partey to consider leaving Atletico Madrid during the winter transfer window following his failure to command a starting role presently.
The 24-year-old has been reported to be on the radar of several top clubs in Europe including French giants PSG and English sides Arsenal FC and Southampton.
Reports in Spain however indicate that coach Diego Simeone is unwilling to let go the Ghana star as his outfit still sees him as integral member of his team.
However, J.E Sarpong believes the former Real Mallorca enforcer should consider swapping Los Colchoneros for the Gunners when the transfer window opens in January.
“It will be good for Partey’s career to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal in January if indeed the English club is serious about him,” Sarpong told Goal.
“One major thing he should also consider is that if joining Arsenal will give him more playing time, then it will be better for him to move. It is not always about the money players will get at the end of the day that leads to a change of club. They always want to play,” he said.
“In Europe, many players talk to coaches for first team assurance before they move so he should do that if he is not sure because he is a quality player who must play more games,” he added.
The Black Stars midfielder has made just four starts in all competitions for Atletico, which is three less than what he achieved at this stage in the previous campaign.