Arsenal Join Chelsea In Hunt For £17m-Rated French Midfielder

By on April 29, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, interest mounts in Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Arsenal have joined a host of clubs including Chelsea in showing an interest in Sevilla’s £17m-rated midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to the Sun.

Having started his professional career at French outfit Lens, Kondogbia moved to Spain last summer and the 20-year-old has emerged as one of the brightest talents in La Liga after a string of impressive displays for Sevilla this season.

The Sun claims a whole host of top European clubs have been alerted to his talents with Arsenal understood to have joined Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid in watching the defensive midfielder in action this year.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was reluctant to give too much away about his interest in the player but confirmed Kondogbia is in high demand right now, saying:

“I don’t really want to talk about Kondogbia too much because everyone’s after him at the moment.

“When you ask ‘Are you also interested?’ what do you expect me to say?” Wenger is quoted as saying by the Sun

Should Arsenal or Chelsea decide to follow up their reported interest this summer it seems they’ll have to dig deep as the newspaper suggests Sevilla value the youngster at £17m.

Kondogbia has represented France at every youth level and is backed to become a regular in the senior set-up over the coming years, with the 6 foot 2 inch ace predominantly regarded as a defensive midfielder but is also capable of playing at centre-back or left-back.

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2 Comments

  1. peter adunga

    April 29, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    we need a striker let us sign falcao 1st b4 any other player

  2. Timmy

    April 30, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I just hpe we don’t miss out on Radamel Falcao while signing oda players,lets sign this goals wizard first

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