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'Everything that happens to the boys who gave me a lot makes me happy': Atletico boss Diego Simeone only wishes 'incredible' Thomas Partey the best at Arsenal despite being fury over his £45m exit clause being met on deadline day Partey had spent eight years under Simeone after moving to the club in 2012 Arsenal had pushed for a lower price for Partey before upping the offer late on Simeone was furious with his late exit but has now wished him well at Arsenal

By Alex Bowmer For Mailonline

Published: 19:18 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 19:32 BST, 16 October 2020

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has insisted he is happy for the 'incredible' Thomas Partey after he landed a deserved big-money move to Arsenal - despite initially being furious that his release clause was triggered just 32 minutes before the transfer deadline.

The Ghanaian, who is believed to be earning around £250,000-a-week at the Emirates, completed his £45million move to Arsenal at the 11th-hour on deadline day earlier this month after Mikel Arteta chased him throughout the summer. 

Partey was a key figure for Simeone, who was angry that Arsenal had not informed Atletico about their plans to pay his release clause - though they did manage to replace him with Lucas Torreira heading in the opposite direction.

Thomas Partey completed a £45million move to Arsenal on deadline day earlier this month

Thomas Partey completed a £45million move to Arsenal on deadline day earlier this month

Diego Simeone was furious with Arsenal triggering his release clause so late in the day

Diego Simeone was furious with Arsenal triggering his release clause so late in the day

Despite Simeone's frustrations at how Arsenal went about signing Partey - who he had

held conversations with about playing alongside Torreira before his last-minute exit - the Atletico boss wishes him the best.

'Everything

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