Arsenal signed midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid within the largest transfer of switch deadline day on Monday after assembly the Ghanaian’s 50 million euro (45 million kilos, $59 million) buyout clause. Partey has been a long-term goal for the Gunners, who had been trying to bolster their choices in central midfield. “We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we’re now delighted to add such a high quality player to our squad,” stated Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta. “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.”
Uruguayan worldwide Lucas Torreira has gone the opposite approach from Arsenal to Atletico on a season-long mortgage deal.
Atletico stated in a press release: “La Liga knowledgeable Atletico de Madrid at 11.28pm on Monday that Arsenal representatives have paid Thomas Partey’s launch clause on the sports activities affiliation’s headquarters.
“The participant has due to this fact unilaterally terminated his contract with our membership, which ran till June 30, 2023.”
Arsenal have made a powerful begin to the season, successful three of their opening 4 Premier League video games, as they purpose to return to the Champions League subsequent season for the primary time in 5 years.
However, the Londoners have been brief in midfield with Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi, who has joined Hertha Berlin on a season-long mortgage, frozen out by Arteta.
Partey was a part of the Atletico sides that reached the 2016 Champions League remaining and beat Arsenal on the best way to successful the Europa League in 2018.
A tricky-tackling midfielder with a watch for aim, the 27-year-old scored 16 instances in 188 appearances for Atletico since breaking into the primary group in 2015.
“Thomas has all the best attributes to be a prime participant for Arsenal,” said the club’s technical director Edu. “He is a pacesetter on and off the pitch and he’s precisely the form of participant and particular person we wish on the membership.
“We already really feel like we all know Thomas very properly primarily based on the work we’ve carried out analysing his performances carefully in latest instances.
“With his all-round recreation and optimistic aggressive type, he will likely be a superb addition to our squad. We’ve made a powerful begin to the season and we need to proceed to construct on this with Thomas now a part of our membership.”
Partey be a part of up along with his new team-mates subsequent week after he returns from worldwide responsibility with Ghana.
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