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Thomas Partey says Michael Essien was one of his idols while growing up

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has said that he was fond of watching the Premier League during his younger days and Michael Essien was one of the players he had followed closely. The Ghana international has been slowly building a reputation for himself at Atletico but this has recently spread the speculation with Manchester City linked with his services.

Speaking to Edmundo, the Ghanaian skipper said that he liked watching Premier League matches during his formative years and Essien, Steven Gerrard and Yaya Toure were among the main figures of attraction during that time, he said: “As a child, I watched many Premier matches. I saw a lot of Gerrard, then Yaya Touré or Essien. Any African footballer in my position wants to be like them.”
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