Ghanaian clubs Tema Youth SC and Revelation FC have received €1.2m as development fees following Thomas Partey’s big-money transfer to Arsenal this summer, Joy Sports have reported.
The 27-year-old midfielder completed his move from Atletico Madrid to the Premier League giants in a deal worth 50 million euros.
The Premier League side have released the said into the accounts of teams that developed the midfielder.
Division One League side, Tema Youth SC and Revelation FC, a colts club in the Ashaiman area which falls under the Greater Accra Regional FA, are the beneficiaries.
Revelation FC have received a notification for €750,000, while Tema Youth have also received in excess of €500,000.
It is understood that all parties who have played a role in the development of a player, once proven, are entitled to this development fee which is mandatory as per the English Football Association rules. The higher the value of the player, the higher the amount that trickles down.
Partey arrived in Spain as a teenager and became an important member of the Atletico Madrid squad before his 2020 summer deadline day transfer to the Gunners.
He spent nine years at Atletico, winning the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup in 2018. Partey also played in the UEFA Champions League final in 2016.
The midfielder is currently recovering from an injury which has kept him out of action since October and he is likely to feature this weekend for the Gunners in their FA Cup game.