Spurs once again looking at Geoffrey Kondogbia

15.3.2020.  

Jose Mourinho recently heavily criticized Tanguy Ndombele basically writing him off for the season even before the Coronavirus struck football. Tottenham's record signing hasn't done anything close to justifying his massive fee and he even lacks on the commitment front.


Reports from England are saying that Spurs can't gamble on Ndombele improving vastly for the second season and the club is, once again, looking at Geoffrey Kondogbia.


Once one of the most sought-after players in the world, Kondogbia is out of the bright limelight in Valencia but consistent and valuable to the squad.



Spurs' chief scout Steve Hitchen is reportedly a long-term admirer of the defensive midfielder and has continued to monitor his form this season. Spurs have been on Kondogbia for a while now as Hitchen has been watching Kondogbia at least since scouting began for replacements for Mousa Dembele, in late 2017. Despite the Belgian only leaving last winter.


Kondogbia bounced around European clubs for a while. After the breakout season with Sevilla, he moved to Monaco and after two years to Inter. After a loan to Valencia in 2017/2018, he moved to the Spanish side permanently. Overall, he has played in 89 games for Valencia, more than any other club.


Mourinho has wanted to add a new defensive, or what he calls 'positional', midfielder since January, when the club inquired about Southampton's Pierre Emile Hojbjerg.


Kondogbia has five caps for France but was given permission to switch nationalities to the Central African Republic two years ago and he made three caps for his new national side. He will have two years left on his contract come summer.


Continued scouting of players has been hindered by the Coronavirus, however, with football in Spain postponed for at least the next two rounds of fixtures. But there are always old games to watch.



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