Arsenal’s Thomas Partey Changed Name to Yakubu
Arsenal and Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey has changed his name to Yakubu after switching over completely to Islam following his new union with Moroccan Sara Bella, Daily Mail reports.
Nonetheless, regardless of the name change, the previous Atletico Madrid midfielder will in any case be alluded to Partey while playing for Arsenal.
Likewise, the 28-year-old will keep Thomas as the name on the rear of his shirt when in real life.
Raised as a Christian in east Ghana, Partey told media his nation in March that he had turned into a Muslim because of Bella.
In mid-March, an image of him in London with a Sheik circled via online entertainment as the pair held the Quran – the sacred writing of Islam.
Also, giving himself further to Islam, Partey has now taken on the name Yakubu after securing the bunch to Bella.
Partey highlighted only multiple times for Arsenal in all contests last season as injury and suspension shortened any further part.
A hamstring injury during a 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace on April 4 saw his mission end short as the Gunners passed up completing in the main four to unpleasant opponents Tottenham Hotspur.
In March Partey assisted Ghana with meeting all requirements during the current year’s FIFA World Cup in the wake of edging severe opponents the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
After a goalless issue in the principal leg, Partey gave Ghana the lead in the primary half in the opposite installation in Abuja with a strong low shot.
He will currently be utilizing the last name Yakubu, for his significant other Sara Bella. In any case, he will keep on being known by his last name in football. Partey is presently back in Ghana, where he was conceived as a Christian in the eastern territory of the country.
“I grew up with Muslims so by the day’s end, it’s exactly the same thing. I’m now hitched and my Muslim name is Yakubu,” he said in a video posted by noticeable Ghanaian columnist Nana Aba Anamoah. “I have a young lady I love, I realize my side chicks will leave me however it’s no issue,” the 28-year-old further proceeded to joke.
The dynamic midfielder was seen presenting with a Muslim pastor recently in March, which originally started gossipy tidbits about his change. He was likewise supposed to date Moroccan Sara Bella for quite a while.
Partey will keep utilizing his most memorable name, Thomas, on the rear of his club and public group shirts.
The midfielder has been a significant gear-tooth in the wheel for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side since his £45 million exchange from Atletico Madrid in 2020. However his most memorable season was jumbled with wounds, the Ghanaian woke up in his second season at the Emirates. He was the backbone in the Gunners midfield, as a matter of fact. He found the middle value of 51 passes for each game with a stunning fulfillment pace of 86%. He consequently had a necessary impact in assisting the Gunners with completing fifth in the Premier League.
Truth be told, Thomas Partey experienced a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace on April 4, 2022 and has been lost without a trace since