Arsenal paid 50 million Euros to take away Thomas from Atletico Madrid on the transfer deadline. Gunners director Edu shared the story behind signing Thomas.
Edu said: "One day I want to show the fans how we operate the transfer. Six or seven months ago, Mikel (Arteta) and I were doing our homework to sign Thomas, so you can see us How many months did it take to find the right players for the club."
"A transfer, there are many things to do, many meetings, we have to know our financial situation, I finally got the approval of the board of directors and the boss. To be fair, signing Thomas on the transfer deadline is a huge amount To invest, we need their consent."
"When I showed them my plan, they were very excited, they understood my plan, and the green light came on. Then I felt very, very confident and believed that the gunman could take Thomas, but at that moment invested the money (5000 Wanou) is not easy to do."