Thomas Partey to pay wages of Spanish 4th-tier team Alcobendas amid COVID-19

Thomas Partey to pay wages of Spanish 4th-tier team Alcobendas amid COVID-19

- Thomas Partey has offered to pay wages of players of Alcobendas during the harsh economic crisis

- The Atletico Madrid midfielder is one of three owners of the Madrid based side since August 2019

- The 26-year-old has been linked with a £50million move to north London club Arsenal

Thomas Partey has agreed to pay the wages of the Spanish fourth division club Alcobendas amid the global pandemic.

The Atletico Madrid midfielder is among three owners of the fourth-tier side including his agent Jose Jimenez, since the end of August last year.

Alcobendas players were uncertain about how to survive during the recent economic challenges, but the Ghanian star has stepped in to put the Madrid based club at rest.

The club are currently battling with relegation before the league was postponed but the Spanish Football Federation have decided that the third and fourth-tiers winners will be decided by play-offs.

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This means that Alcobendas will not be relegated into the lower division and they are safe to compete for honours next season.

Meanwhile, Partey's Atletico have dropped out of the Champions League places in La Liga but with a few games to play to the end of the season, Diego Simone's men will be hoping to make top four.

The 26-year-old has been linked with £50million move to Premier League giants Arsenal, having been a key figure in Simone's team this season.

Recent stats by Opta showed that the versatile midfielder is the best dribbler in the Spanish top-flight division ahead of the likes of Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Frenkie De Jong.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Thomas Partey has the best dribbling stats in the Spanish La Liga ahead of Lionel Messi and the likes.

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The Atletico Madrid midfielder has been recently linked with Premier League giants Arsenal and it is understood Mikel Arteta is in search of a defensive midfielder.

Reports also claim that a $43.4million price tag has been placed on the Ghanaian international who has been an influential figure in Diego Simone's squad.

The Gunners could also include French striker Alexander Lacazette in the deal and fans at the Emirates would be delighted if the signing goes through.

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