Atletico Madrid have released a bitter statement confirming that Arsenal have triggered Thomas Partey’s £45million release clause.
Diego Simeone is thought to be angry that he was powerless to stop the transfer going through.
Arsenal sent proof of funds to the La Liga headquarters which gave them permission to speak to the Ghana international.
Partey completed a medical in Spain and he will not link up with his new team-mates until after the international break.
In a short and snappy statement, Atletico wrote:”La Liga informed Atletico de Madrid at 11.28pm (10.28pm BST) on Monday that Arsenal representatives have paid Thomas Partey’s release clause at the sports association’s headquarters.
“The player has therefore unilaterally terminated his contract with our club, which ran until June 30, 2023.”
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