Arsenal have completed the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid, the club has confirmed, with Lucas Torreira heading in the other direction on a one-year loan.
The Ghana midfielder comes to London after the Gunners were able to complete a £45 million (€50m/$58m), four-year deal with the option of an additional season.
Arsenal had been linked to Partey for some time, with negotiations with Atleti proving difficult for the London club.
Technical director Edu said of the signing: “Thomas has all the right attributes to be a top player for Arsenal. He is a leader on and off the pitch and he is exactly the kind of player and person we want at the club.
“We already feel like we know Thomas very well based on the work we have done analysing his performances closely in recent times.
“With his all-round game and positive aggressive style, he will be a brilliant addition to our squad. We’ve made a strong start to the season and we want to continue to build on this with Thomas now part of our club.”
Welcome to the Partey! 🥳
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