Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid manager furious Arsenal activated Partey’s release clause

Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid manager furious Arsenal activated Partey’s release clause

- Diego Simeone is not happy with the way Thomas Partey left Atletico Madrid

- The Argentine manager is furious that Arsenal never told him they would activate the player’s clause

- Partey joined Arsenal on deadline day, with the Gunners paying the £45million clause minutes before window closes

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Diego Simeone is left furious after Arsenal made a last gasp trigger of Thomas Partey £45million release clause with just 32 minutes left before the closure of the summer transfer market.

Dailymail are reporting that the manager is upset that the Gunners did not inform him about the deal which has now shattered his midfield plans.

Partey was crucial to the Atletico Madrid squad, but they could barely do nothing after Arsenal paid the player’s release clause of £45million in the final minutes of deadline day.

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It was gathered that Simeone was stunned more because he earlier spoke with the Ghanaian midfielder who agreed to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium as they discussed plans moments after Lucas Torreira arrived on loan from the Emirates Stadium on the dead line day.

In fact, Atletico only found out Arsenal had met the contract demands 32 minutes before the transfer deadline on Monday night, October 5.

Atletico's statement on their official website read: "LaLiga informed Atletico de Madrid at 11.28pm 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."

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has embarked on a season-long loan move to German League side Hertha Berlin.

The 21-year-old midfielder has been handed jersey number 8 after being presented to the media at the Bundesliga side.

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Guendouzi joined the North London club in 2018 and has made 82 appearances so far across competitions with one goal and five assists to his credit.

He was a key member of Unai Emery's team but failed to impress Mikel Arteta since his arrival last year.

The club, however, confirmed the Frenchman's departure from the Emirates Stadium for the 2020-21 season on their official website.

And Legit.ng earlier reported that Amad Diallo is one of the lastest signings of Manchester United on deadline day from Serie A side Atalanta.

The 18-year-old proved to be one of the hottest prospects in the game last season when he performed excellently in the UEFA Youth League.

The exciting Ivorian winger has been noticed by United scouts since he was age 15 and the club have been monitoring his progress ever since.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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