Thomas Partey’s €50 million move from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal was the story of Transfer Deadline Day.
Partey became the latest high-profile Ghanaian player to move to the Premier League after the Gunners activated his buyout clause and completed the deal on Monday night.
The deal drew comparisons to Michael Essien’s highly-publicised move to England.
The fee paid for the midfielder eclipsed the amount Chelsea forked out for Essien back in 2005, making Partey the most expensive Ghanaian signing in Premier League history (discounting inflation of course).
15 years ago, Chelsea splashed the cash to acquire the services of Essien from Lyon.
The Blues paid a fee of €38 million for the Ghanaian, who became an integral part of the dominant Jose Mourinho side of the mid-2000s.
Andre Ayew has had a couple of big-money transfers since arriving in the Premier League.
Ayew arrived in England from Marseille for free but then moved to West Ham from Swansea for €24.10m before returning to the Welsh club for €22.80m two years later.
Other players, including Jeff Schlupp, Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew and Mohammed Salisu have all made moves worth over €10m in the last decade.
Take a look at the top transfer involving Ghanaian players to Premier League clubs
Top 12 Ghanaian transfers to Premier League clubs
- Thomas Partey – Atletico Madrid to Arsenal – €50.00m (October 2020)
- Michael Essien – Lyon to Chelsea – €38.00m (August 2005)
- Andre Ayew – Swansea to West Ham – €24.10m (August 2016)
- Andre Ayew – West Ham to Swansea – €22.80m (January 2018)
- Asamoah Gyan – Rennes to Sunderland – €16.00m (August 2010)
- Jeff Schlupp – Leicester to Crystal Palace – €13.80m (January 2017)
- Jordan Ayew – Lorient to Aston Villa – €12.00m (July 2015)
- Mohammed Salisu – Valladolid to Southampton – €12.00m (August 2020)
- Sulley Muntari – Udinese to Portsmouth – €10.51m (July 2007)
- Kevin-Prince Boateng – Hertha Berlin to Tottenham – €7.90m (July 2007)
- Daniel Amartey – Copenhagen to Leicester – €6.60m (January 2016)
- Jordan Ayew – Aston Villa to Swansea – €5.80m (January 2017)
Data from Transfermarkt