Black Stars head coach, Chris Hughton has expressed his views on Thamas Partey’s potential move to play in the Saudi Arabia League.
He mentioned that Partey’s move would not affect the midfielder’s Chances of being called up to the National team.
While there were rumors about the player’s move to Saudi Arabia, the discussions have subsided lately.
Hughton emphasized that his main criteria for selecting players for the Black Stars are based on regular playing time with the league’s influence playing little role.
“Thomas is an experienced player, he had a wonderful season at Arsenal. Firstly, is about playing. Players who are playing regularly so they can keep their level of fitness.
“And of course, is about the league that they are playing in and if you look at the Blck Stars they would be scattered around.
“Some play in the best league, and some also play in leagues that is not on the level but it’s about playing and playing regularly,” he told TalkSports.
Despite the purchase of Declan Rice, whom the Gunners see as a replacement for the Ghanaian, Thomas Partey is expected to stay at Arsenal for the time being.
In a previous interview, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta stated that Partey is ‘super important’ to the team.
“I expect Thomas Partey to stay here. Every time I spoke to him and had a conversation with him he’s ready to stay with us. For me, there’s nothing there’s at all.”