Thomas Partey has become Ghana’s most expensive player of all-time after completing his move to Arsenal FC.

The 27-year midfielder shattered Michael Essien’s transfer fee record of £24.4m in 2005 after his transfer from Lyon to Chelsea.

The Gunners coughed up £45 million to secure the services of the Black Stars deputy skipper from Atlético Madrid on Monday.

The North London giants are also paying Partey £260,000-a-week in a four year contract with an extra year option, £2.5m signing-on fee and ten per cent agent commission in a mouthwatering package.

Baba Rahman is third on the list of Ghana’s most expensive players after his £21.7m move from Augsburg to Chelsea while Dede Ayew is fourth after West Ham acquired his services from Swansea for a fee of £20.5m.