News on October 6, Beijing time, Arsenal announced through the official website that they had officially signed Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey, and Arsenal paid him 50 million euros in liquidated damages.
Arsenal officials did not disclose the length of Thomas’ contract, only that he signed a long-term contract, in Arsenal Thomas will wear the number 18 jersey.
Thomas was born on June 13, 1993. He is 1.85 meters tall and plays as a defensive midfielder. He started his career at Atletico Madrid. So far, he has represented Atletico Madrid in 188 appearances and scored 16 goals. He won 1 Europa League championship. 1 time European Super Cup champion. As a Ghanaian international, he scored 10 goals in 27 appearances and was elected Ghanaian Footballer for the past two years.
Thomas is not a pure defensive midfielder, but his offensive ability is also very strong. He is a blockbuster player in the transfer market this summer. In the end, Arsenal became his new club.