Ghanaian international and Reading FC defender Andy Yiadom lauded the switch to Arsenal by Thomas Partey.
Thomas Partey joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day this summer for 50 Million Euros after months of speculation.
Speaking to outlet Goal.com Andy Yiadom said he is hopeful that Thomas Partey will make his name in the Arsenal jersey and revealed that he is excited because is joining a club he has supported since childhood.
“Partey grabs games by the scruff of the neck. He has lots of qualities,”
“When I’ve watched Atletico, it does seem like he sits there and does the dogged work, but when he is away with us he has a lot more to his game than that. I think his record in terms of goals for Ghana (10 goals in 27 games) proves that because every time I seem to go away with Ghana he scores, so he has got that attacking threat as well,” he added.
“He’s athletic, he’s really good on the ball, he’s skillful and he’s got a great set-piece in him,”
“The way he keeps the ball in tight positions when you think he might lose it is really impressive. He just stands out, it’s hard to describe him as a certain type of player because I don’t think I can,”
“But personally, and this is going off what I see from him in training and also the games that he has played for Ghana, I think he has the attributes for the No.8 role and to be more of a box-to-box midfielder,” he told Goal.
“It’s all a bit surreal,” he admits. “It’s just a little bit crazy for me that he’s going to the club I’ve supported since I was young,”
“I’m really excited that they have signed him. I think he’s a great addition and will make a big difference for Arsenal.
“He’s in his prime and is a fantastic player and I know that he will go there and do extremely well.”
“Obviously it’s great that he’s in the Premier League as well because it’s a completely different dynamic for him. It’s one of the best leagues in the world and I think everybody wants to come and play here,”
“I think he has all the attributes to do well in the Premier League, but also I think what people have to remember is it is the Premier League and he’s been playing in Spain for a long time.
“I know when a player of that caliber comes into the UK everyone is expecting him to do well – and he may do well straight away – but I think people have to realise that sometimes things do take time,” he ended.