The Atletico Madrid has obtained a substitute for guarantees for Thomas Partey: the Central African captain Geoffrey kondogbia. The midfielder has signed for this season and three more, in an operation confirmed by the mattress club and the Valencia CF after the player had already been in Madrid for several days to undergo the medical examination and fulfill the mandatory commitments.
“An all-terrain midfielder arrives at our club, with a great presence in the media line, who enjoys great defensive qualities and also of arrival to the attack (…) His good ball stealing also makes him stand out when it comes to intercepting the opponent’s attack plays, making him a very complete midfielder both for defensive tasks and for the vanguard work when mounting counterattacks “, they describe Athletic.
🔴⚪ ¡ #BienvenidoKondogbia !
– Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) November 3, 2020
Kondogbia is the last player to lose Javi grace in Valencia. After running out Dani Parejo and François Coquelin Among others, now the Navarrese coach has run out of the midfielder, although days before the president Anil Murthy He had told her that he was not going to leave. “There was a call from the president that was to tell me that the player was not going to leave. Words are unnecessary,” he said after the match between the Ché and Getafe.
The problem for Gracia is not so much losing key players as reinforce direct rivals, which also, but has not achieved guarantees signings to replace them. The dismantling of the Valencian team is making their job very complicated, especially given the high expectations that are placed on them.
All eyes are on the property, Meriton Holdings, and its president, the Singaporean Peter Lim. The Valencian fans are very angry with them, since they see that the team is sinking and that, with sales like Kondogbia’s, it is not improving.