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Arsenal shock Atletico Madrid after paying for Thomas Partey’s release clause

Thomas Teye Partey has made waves for European and African football after moving from Spanish side Atletico Madrid to Arsenal FC in England on deadline day for this year’s summer transfer.

Thomas Partey: Arsenal sign midfielder from Atletico Madrid after meeting  £45m release clause | Football News | Sky Sports

The English side are said to have triggered Partey’s 50 million Euro ‘clause’ in his contract before securing his services from the Rojiblancos.

The Gunners of English Premier League have been chasing for the signature of the Ghanaian midfielder for almost three seasons and were burnt on getting him this time round.

The move became more essential after Arsenal allowed Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira to move unto to Atletico on a season’s loan.  They also allowed Matteo Guendouzi to Hertha Berlin for another loan.

Partey rejected contract extension from Atletico even when the Spanish side decided to triple his salary. This is as a result of the fact that he felt not valued in the team and the latest effort from Arsenal motivated him to accept the deal and move to England.

The flamboyant midfielder spent ten years at the Spanish capital but he left for Real Mallorca on a three season loan deal before cementing his place in Diego Simeone’s team in 2015/16 season.

The Deputy Captain for Ghana’s Black Star’s is due to join the National team for two friendly matches against Mali and Qatar respectively as FIFA’s international football resumes.

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