Grant to track La Liga duo

BY: Graphic Sports
Avram Grant — In Europe to monitor players

Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi, has confirmed that plans are far advanced to get Spanish La Liga duo, Thomas Teye Partey and Inaki Williams, to play for the Black Stars.

The young players have been in blistering in form at their respective clubs this season and have gone unnoticed as the FA has instituted plans to get the duo to play for Ghana.


Born in Ghana to Ghanaian parents, 22-year-old Partey has been in fantastic form for Atletico Madrid this season and even featured as a substitute in both legs of their UEFA Champions League triumph over Barcelona.

Atletico Bilbao forward Williams, 22, was born in Spain to a Ghanaian father and a Liberian mother but has played for Spain’s under-21 side.

Mr Nyantakyi revealed on Accra-based Happy FM on Tuesday that the Stars coach, Avram Grant, who is in Europe on a scouting mission, would be in Spain in the coming days for face-to-face talks with Williams and Partey, as well as Manchester United youngster, Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

“Avram Grant will travel to Madrid to meet Thomas Teye Partey. Players such as Ofosu, Inaki Williams are also on Grant’s plans and we have maintained good relationship with these players by contacting them from time to time,” he told Happy FM.

Partey has scored two goals for Atletico this season and currently holds a very high passing accuracy in his 10 La Liga appearances this season.

Williams has also been in magnificent shape for Bilbao, scoring 10 goals in all competitions.

“We want to invite any player who is performing well and saw it is important to consider these guys (Partey, Inaki and Fosu-Mensah),” the FA president added.