With Arsenal and Manchester United both linked with Thomas Partey, the Atletico Madrid midfielder has revealed that it is 'hard' for him to speak about the transfer speculations.
Partey has attracted interest from various English Premier League clubs as well as Italian giants, Inter Milan who are also rumored to be interested in his signature. His agent, Daniel Jimenez last week spoke about his transfer links, "I can say that right now, I haven’t talked to anyone, even if Inter are a top club. There’s a €50m release clause in his contract, a figure that’s cheap for a player like Thomas. We’ll wait for the season to end and then we’ll see."
In an interview with BBC Sport, Partey revealed that speaking about the transfer rumors is a challenge to him, "It's hard for me to talk about transfers because the next minute it will be like 'Thomas is trying to leave' but for me playing football is what makes me happy. I keep saying I am lucky to be at this level now because I know people who play harder and worker harder than me but are nowhere close to being here."
"I don't know what the future holds for me but as long as I play and they are happy with me here then there is no need flirting with others. So the only thing that would make me unhappy will be not playing. I think most footballers can understand that not playing is the greatest torture any professional footballer can go through."