Arsenal has completed the signing of Ghana international midfielder Thomas Partey, a player that the club has longed for so long.
According to the information, Arsenal executives flew to Madrid to complete the signing of the midfielder that they have been chasing since last season.
Arsenal reportedly paid the release clause of the midfielder of who plays for Atletico Madrid of £45M a deal that has been on and off for the greater part of the summer transfer window.
Mikel Arteta a great admirer of the Ghanaian international has never been shy of showing that he wanted the midfielder and now with the deal complete, he will be able to add serious cover to a weak midfielder and provide the necessary cover for the defenders.
How Important is the Thomas Partey Deal?
For a club like Arsenal, ever since the departure of Patrick Viera, they have lacked the steel and power in the defensive area in their midfield and now with a good defense, good goalkeeper, the team seemed to have found some defensive stability.
However, the coming in of an energetic, workaholic Partey, will surely be the addition that the Gunners need to be able to compete against their opponents who have such strong midfielders.
The North London side needed a player who is not afraid to battle with the big boys in the mid of the park and create room for the likes of Willian and Ceballos to focus more on creating goal scoring chances for the likes of Aubameyang.
However, this is not the only gist to the story as it is being reported that Edu has pulled back the Lucas Torreira deal to join Atletico Madrid on loan and now asking that they pay full price for the Uruguayan international.
Earlier, it all looked like Lucas Torreira would be joining Atletico Madrid on a season long loan deal and Arsenal had been trying to get Atletico to take Torriera as part of a player plus cash so as to sign Partey.
So Edu and Arsenal are now believed to not have been happy with that development and considering that they have paid his full release clause, they are also pulling the plug on the player going on loan and will only accept a permanent deal paid in full.
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