Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey has proven to be an astute football businessman as he has splashed out to buy Spanish third division club Alcobendas Sport.
The midfielder, who plays for Spanish top-flight club Atletico Madrid, silently acquired a stake in the club with the mission of getting them promoted to the top leagues of the fiercely competitive league systems in the world.
The 26-year-old, who is regarded as one of the finest footballers in the world, joined three of his Spanish advisers to seal the complete takeover of the club based in the capital Madrid.
The four partners bought the club in July and they all have an equal share in the club playing in the third division of the Spanish football system with the mission of gaining promotion by scouting some of the best young players in Spain.
“I have joined three of my advisers who are also my good friends for us to takeover Alcobendas Sport to make it one of the great clubs in Spain,” Partey exclusively told Ghana’s leading football news outfit Ghanasoccernet.com on Tuesday.
“It is an ambitious project but we have put together our plans of making it a success through a gradual process of growing Alcobendas Sport from the ground – up.”
To carry out the ambitious mission, Thomas Partey and his colleagues have recruited the highly experienced and respected coach Javi Banos, the midfielder’s first coach at Atletico, who convinced the Spanish La Liga side to sign the Ghanaian as a youngster.