Arsenal midfielder Partey reveals he bought Spanish third-tier club to help African players settle down in Europe

Arsenal midfielder Partey reveals he bought Spanish third-tier club to help African players settle down in Europe

In 2019, Thomas Partey bought a share in Spanish third-tier club Alcobendas Sport, reported The Athletic in April this year.

His aim was to establish a "landing spot" for African talents in Europe and provide them with coaching, guidance and advice.

"We bring street players who are looking for their future," Thomas said in an interview with Marca in 2019. "We try to bring those who are under 20 years old, so they can learn and then be first-division level by the age of 25 or 26."

The midfielder has invested into the club, employing coaches who used to work with him in his forming years to the Alcobendas backroom staff.

Partey visited the team's changing room on many occasions, talking with footballers there in order to inspire them with his example.

Thomas himself moved to Spain under peculiar circumstances and he felt he needs to help other African footballers with setting foot in Europe.

"We got the team to be able to give a chance to a lot of African players to prove themselves," Partey told CNN, as quoted by h/t Ghana Soccer Net.

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