Black Stars and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has revealed that he travelled to Spain to join Atletico Madrid without the knowledge of anyone.
Partey revealed that he got the chance to travel to Europe when he excelled in a game and caught the eye of an agent.
"There was someone better than me, a forward who scored all the goals, but he did not want to come to Europe and wanted to play for a team in Ghana," explained Partey.
"I went with the agent who did all my papers but I had nothing to do, I just trained, ate and slept until the day arrived when I had to travel, which I did not know when it would be or what time,"
"I got into a car, they took me to the capital, they gave me my passport and said: 'today you travel.' My dad wasn't at home, nobody from my family knew anything, nor that I was going that day because if they had told them, it would cause a lot of problems."
"I travelled to Spain and it was six or seven months before anyone realised that I wasn't in Ghana."
Partey went on to disclose that, his parents had to accept the decision and sent him money to buy football boots.
He has now become a regular figure for the Black Stars and also Atletico Madrid as he has hit top form in recent times.