For a while, Geoffrey Kondogbia to Tottenham was a thing.
We didn’t believe it, but it was most certainly a thing, as Mauricio Pochettino looked around for a new midfielder.
Well, now it’s Arsenal’s turn to be thrown into the mix, as FC Inter News claim there’s a strong interest from Arsène Wenger in the former Monaco starlet.
Currently on loan at Valencia from Inter, the 25-year-old has enjoyed a good season so far, to the extent where the La Liga club are keen to acquire his services full-time.
However, it wouldn’t be to keep him for long, as their plan would be to then immediately sell him onto Arsenal for a profit.
While the fee Arsenal would be buying him for in this scenario hasn’t been revealed, the Italian website have it down as a “small (but also potentially considerable) profit”.
That’s basically anywhere from €30m onwards, and unless it hits €60m+, the Gunners shouldn’t have too many problems meeting Valencia’s demands.
The problem here remains the reports from Spain claiming that, once Kondogbia signs for Valencia, he’ll have an €80m release clause inserted in his new deal.