Atletico Madrid confirm sale of Partey to Arsenal

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Madrid  -English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal completed the biggest move of transfer deadline day on Monday as they secured the signing of Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid.

“La Liga on Monday informed Atletico Madrid at 23:28 representatives Arsenal arrived at the footballing body’s headquarters looking meet Thomas Partey’s release clause,” read a statement on Atletico Madrid’s website just before the midnight CET deadline.

“Thus, the player has unilaterally ended his work he had signed with the club through 30 June .”

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

Arsenal then announced the deal on social media at 23:15 local .

La Liga rules all must have a buyout clause their contracts and any club wishing activate must deposit the full amount with the Spanish league.

The league organisers then release the player’s before passing the fee onto the selling club.

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

a separate deal, Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreria has joined Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan deal.

Also, out-of-favour Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi left the Emirates Stadium for Hertha Berlin on loan.