Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has been told to stay away from any move that will see him sign for Arsenal or another Premier League club as it could “destroy” his career.
The Ghanian midfielder, who is a target for Mikel Arteta this summer, is understood to be open to joining the Gunners after spending his entire professional career thus far with Atleti.
However, former Ghana international Nii Lamptey has advised that Partey sticking in Spain is the safer option after enduring two ill-fated years in England with Aston Villa and Coventry City.
Here’s what Lamptey told Ocean 1 TV: “There are numerous offers coming for Thomas Partey but his career will take a nosedive if he doesn’t choose his next move well.
“The country and league he will pick will determine his future. I will advise him to stay in Spain rather than going to England or Italy.
“Per style of play, he can move within Spain and join another top club rather than focusing on the financial gains to move out of the country because that can be suicidal.
“Sometimes, decision making can destroy your career. My move to England was the wrong one for me.
“Aston Villa was a wrong move because their style of play was not going to suit me.
”If I had gone to France or Spain at that time, it would have helped my career more than going to England.
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