After being ‘furious’ with the Gunners over their step for Thomas Partey, Atletico are reportedly set to sever relations with Arsenal.
The 27-year-old completed his move to the Emirates on the Summer window deadline day after his £45million release clause was triggered by Arsenal.
The clause meant that it was not necessary to negotiate with Atletico, but the La Liga club argued that the lack of notice was insensitive because it gave them no hope of finding a substitute.
The Athletic argument claim Atletico Madrid is ‘furious’ and the method is identified as ‘incredible’ by a source, adding that the relationship between the two clubs is ‘irreparable’.
Reports from Spain state that just 32 minutes before the deadline closed, Arsenal triggered the clause.
The offer was irresistible to Partey, with the Ghanaian signing for Arsenal to quadruple his earning to £250,000-a-week. Apparently, his agent also got about £ 2 million, while the lump sum of £ 45 million was paid to Atletico.
Once salary and agent fees are accounted for, Partey’s four-year deal at the club is set to cost the Gunners around £91m.