Premier League side Arsenal have completed the signing for Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid on a long-term deal after paying his 50m euros (£45.3m) release clause.
The Ghana international made 35 league appearances and scored three goals for Diego Simeone‘s side as they finished third in La Liga last season.
Partey, 27, joined the Spanish side’s youth academy in 2012 and has gone on to establish himself as an integral part of Simeone’s side since making his debut in 2015. He won the 2017-18 Europa League and 2018 Super Cup with Atletico.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said: “We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we’re now delighted to add such a high-quality player to our squad.
“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.”
In a separate deal, Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreria has joined Atleti on a season-long loan deal, while out-of-favour Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi also left the Emirates Stadium for Hertha Berlin on loan.