Mercato : towards an OM-OL match for Kondogbia?
Little used in recent months at Atlético Madrid, Geoffrey Kondogbia is rumored to be in the sights of both OL and OM, where he could be reunited with Marcelino, his former coach at Valencia.
Having reached the end of his contract with Atlético Madrid in June 2024, Geoffrey Kondogbia will be a name to keep an eye on this summer's mercato, having become a substitute for the past six months at the Madrid club.
Two days ago, RMC Sport revealed that OL's priority this summer was to recruit a defensive midfielder, and that Geoffrey Kondogbia (30) was being pursued. " With no European Cup next season, this dossier is likely to be complicated, but OL could give it a go," added the French media outlet.
Kondogbia knows Marcelino well
But on June 16, the well-informed Twitter account La Minute OM revealed that Kondogbia was also on OM's radar. A lead that makes perfect sense today, as the arrival of Marcelino on the Marseille bench is imminent.
🚨ℹ️ @LaMinuteOM_— 𝐋𝐚 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐎𝐌 (@LaMinuteOM_) June 16, 2023
▫️Le club s'intéresse au profil de Geoffrey Kondogbia 🇫🇷 (30 ans).
▫️Son profil intéresse en interne, pour l’heure aucune offre n’a été faite. TeamOM | MercatOM pic.twitter.com/TD9EPuQW15
The Spanish coach knows the Central African international very well, having coached him for two seasons with Valencia. Kondogbia played as part of the double pivot in the 4-4-2 formation favoured by the Spanish coach. An area of the game where Igor Tudor has used Valentin Rongier and Jordan Veretout this season.
Kondogbia has the advantage over these two players of being left-handed and having a greater ability to project himself forward and break up lines. A credible option for OM. According to Marwan Belkacem, who shared the information on Twitter, Kondogbia wants to come to OM but is also attractive to OL and Besiktas.
ℹ️ Geoffrey Kondogbia veut venir à l'OM.— MB (@MarwanBelkacem) June 21, 2023
En difficulté dans la capitale espagnole, l'international centrafricain priorise un transfert à Marseille.
L'Olympique Lyonnais reste également un choix possible et Besiktas est en embuscade dans un dossier qui n'est pas bouclé. https://t.co/iuekD1nFPM pic.twitter.com/uTZd4S0TJa