English premier league club, Arsenal FC have signed Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Teye Partey from Spanish LaLiga side, Atletico Madrid in a £45million deal.
This was after Arsenal triggered Partey’s £45million buyout clause hours ahead of Monday’s 11pm cut-off.
The Gunners reportedly had several bids for the central midfielder rejected during the summer, with Atletico holding out on the release clause fee.
The 27-year-old had his medical take place on Monday after Arsenal finally agreed to pay the £45 million fee.
The vice-captain of the Ghana national team will be on a £250,000-a-week at Arsenal.
Manager of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta said:
“We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we’re now delighted to add such a high quality player to our squad.
“He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years.
“We’re very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He’s an intelligent footballer and we’re looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress we’re building at the moment at the club.”
Thomas Teye Partey moved to Spanish Laliga club, Atletico Madrid eight years ago and made 188 appearances for his side.
He played on loan at Mallorca during which season Diego Simeone’s side won the La Liga title and also the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup in Madrid, as well as being a Champions League runner-up.
Arsenal also lost another central midfielder from their squad on deadline day with Matteo Guendouzi leaving to join Hertha Berlin for the season.
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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com