Thomas Partey pops up in most expensive African footballers list; surpasses Mane & Salah

Thomas Partey pops up in most expensive African footballers list; surpasses Mane & Salah

- Thomas Party has set a new record after joining English Premier League side

- The move has catapulted the Black Stars player into the league of the most expensive African players

- After Arsenal announced their capture of Thomas Partey the whole of Ghana went into a frenzy

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Ghana superstar Thomas Teye Partey after his record-breaking signing to EPL giants, Arsenal, has become the 7th most expensive African footballer currently.

Arsenal captured the signature and services of Thomas Partey after agreeing to match the €50 million release clause in the Ghana midfielder's contract with Spanish giants, Atletico Madrid.

After the services of the soft-spoken Ghanaian was captured, Arsenal took to social media to make a whole lot of noise about it.

Thomas Partey's pops up in most expensive African footballers list; surpasses Mane & Salah
Thomas Partey. Source: Instagram
Source: Instagram

Many fans of the gunners received the news with so much excitement as they await the first outing of their new man who has been touted by football pundits to be a first-teamer.

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The 27-year-old midfielder, while plying his trade in Spain made 188 appearances for Atletico having after joining the trophy-winning team back in 2012.

Partey and his former teammates lifted both the Europa League and Super Cup in 2018 and came in second in the 2016 Champions League after falling to sister club, Real Madrid.

The Ghana international made a total of 46 appearances for ATM in all competitions last season and was an integral part of the team.

Atletico Madrid finished 3rd in the 2019/2020 La Liga and also reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

On the national front, Partey has so far made 29 international appearances for the Ghana Black Stars scoring 10 times since making his debut in June 2016.

He was adjudged the Ghana Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019. Partey was also named in the 2018 CAF Team of the year at the CAF Awards.

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Here is a list of the most expensive African footballers

1. Victor Osimhen - (€85M)

2. Nicolas Pepe - (€80M)

3. Cedric Bakambu - (€65M)

4. Riyad Mahrez - (€60M)

5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - (€60M)

6. Naby Keita - (€52M)

7. Thomas Partey - (€50M)

8. Mohamed Salah - (€45M)

9. Sadio Mané - (€40M)

10. Achraf Hakimi - (€40M)

12. Hakim Ziyech - (€40M)

12. Eric Baily - (€36M)

Meanwhile, the government of Barbados has indicated in a communication that the Ghanaian nurses exported to help their public healthcare system have been impressive so far.

According to Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, Barbados's Minister of Health and Wellness, the Ghanaian nurses assigned to various health facilities in the Carribean country are doing marvelously well.

Some of the nurses are stationed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), while others have been posted to polyclinics.

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