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Diego Simeone & Thomas Partey - Atletico Madrid
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Diego Simeone wishes Thomas Partey well for his new journey without revealing his own emotions over losing his once prized asset.

Arsenal emerged victorious in a race against time as they successfully sealed the signature of Thomas Partey on the deadline day of the summer transfer window.

The Gunners, after reportedly experiencing several rejections, decided to go all in the final moments and hence activated his €50 million release clause.

It is understood that a feeling of dejection was sparked in the Atleti camp due to the lack of communication from Arsenal regarding their intention of poaching Partey very late in the window.

The Ghanian midfielder was a key element in Diego Simeone’s plans for the rest of the season, and the manager reportedly felt let-down after the loss.

In his latest press conference, Simeone admits that his side had no power over the transfer given the existence of a buyout clause.

“In these situations of the clauses, we can no longer give an opinion. They are decisions that are made from this possibility,” he said, as per AS.

“As for Thomas, everything that happens to the players who have given me many things makes me happy. At first, it was difficult for him to find his place with us, but then it was important. 

“He will surely do well where he has chosen to go. We wish him the best.”