Arsenal signed Thomas before the transfer window closes by paying liquidated damages. According to "World Sport" statistics, this is the fourth player poached by Atletico Madrid by liquidated damages in the past year and a half.
In the past year and a half, the first Atletico player to be bought due to liquidated damages is Lucas Hernandez, who joined Bayern Munich from the Sheets at a cost of 80 million euros.
In the summer of last year, Griezmann and Rodri Hernandez were also poached by Barcelona and Manchester City. They paid the players 120 million euros and 70 million euros respectively.
With Thomas leaving the team with 50 million liquidated damages, Atletico Madrid's income through liquidated damages for the past year and a half is 320 million euros.