Arsenal Snatch Thomas Partey On Transfer Deadline Day

Arsenal have snatched highly rated Ghanaian midfielder, Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid. The move, which is widely regarded as the biggest move of the current window, was completed on transfer deadline day on Monday.

The Premier League side had sidestepped Atletico and activated Partey’s release clause with La Liga representatives. Meanwhile, the disgruntled Spanish have confirmed that the battling midfielder is set to join Arsenal. This was disclosed in a statement on Atletico Madrid’s website just before the midnight CET deadline.

“La Liga on Monday informed Atletico Madrid at 23:28 that representatives from Arsenal arrived at the footballing body’s headquarters looking to meet Thomas Partey’s release clause. Thus, the player has unilaterally ended his work contract that he had signed with the club through to 30 June 2023.”

Thereafter, Arsenal then announced the deal on social media at 23:15 local time. Under La Liga rules, all players must have a buyout clause in their contracts. Any club wishing to activate it must deposit the full amount with the Spanish league. The league organisers will then release the player’s registration before passing the fee onto the selling club.

The deal is reportedly worth 50 million euros (45.37 million pounds).

Partey, 27, joined the Spanish side’s youth academy in 2012. He has since gone on to establish himself as an integral part of Diego Simeone’s side; since making his debut in 2015.

In a separate deal, Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreria has joined Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan deal. Also, out-of-favour Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi has left the Emirates Stadium for Hertha Berlin on loan.

Arteta said at the weekend Arsenal were doing what they can to finalise transfers ahead of the deadline. The Gunners were previously interested in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho. Meanwhile, Houssem Aouar is no longer thought to be a target; after he declared his desire to stay with Lyon.

“I want to continue the adventure with the club who raised me,” Aouar told Telefoot over the weekend.

from iReporter Online
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