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Atletico Madrid eye Kondogbia as Partey replacement

Atletico Madrid are planning an attempt to sign Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia as a replacement for Thomas Partey.

According to AS, 27-year-old Kondogbia is the ‘chosen one’ to fill the spot left by Partey, who joined Arsenal on Monday.

A deal may prove difficult though, with Valencia rating Kondogbia at around €25m.

As reported yesterday, La Liga’s financial controls mean Atletico can only spend 25% of the money they received for Partey.

That gives Atleti just €12.5m to invest in a new midfielder, less than half of Valencia’s valuation for Kondogbia.

Spanish clubs have a 30 day period to sign a replacement when a player’s release clause is paid.

Although Lucas Torreira arrived on loan from Arsenal, his profile is different to that of Partey.

Former Sevilla and Inter midfielder Kondogbia would give Diego Simeone a more like-for-like replacement.

The well-informed Hector Gomez says Kondogbia wants to leave Valencia, who have endured a torrid summer.

He reveals that Leeds also asked about Kondogbia on Monday, but a move to England is now impossible.

SourceDiario AS


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