Premier League

Official: Arsenal sign £45m Thomas Partey from Atletico

The Gunners swooped on deadline day to trigger the Ghanaian's release clause

 
10:59pm on Monday 5th October 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Arsenal have completed the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid for a fee of £45m

The Gunners have already signed defender Gabriel from Lille for £24m this summer, while Willian arrived from Chelsea on a free transfer.

However, manager Mikel Arteta had been keen to bolster his central midfield options before the window closes, with Arsenal continually linked with Partey as well as Houssem Aouar of Lyon.

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On Sunday, Aouar confirmed he would not be leaving his current club, leading to Arsenal turning their attention to Partey.

Arsenal and Atletico had previously been in negotiations for the Ghanaian only for them to fail to come to an agreement, with the Spanish side insisting he would only be sold if his release clause was met.

Now, the release clause has been triggered, with Arsenal paying £45m

Partey currently holds a 85 FC Rating for his performances for Atletico. In the 2019/20 campaign, he made 35 appearances in La Liga for Los Colchoneros.

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