Aston Villa are interested in Geoffrey Kondogbia as the Frenchman’s future at Atletico Madrid remains doubtful.
According to Fichajes, Geoffrey Kondogbia is a target for Aston Villa ahead of the January transfer window. Unai Emery is keen to bolster his squad through new signings, although a new midfielder may be off the agenda. The Frenchman’s future is in considerable doubt at Atletico Madrid, fueling speculation around his position under Diego Simeone.
Geoffrey Kondogbia has proved valuable over the years for Atletico Madrid, but his influence seems diminished this season. The arrival of Axel Witsel in the summer has pushed the Frenchman down the pecking order, and he has had to resort to scraps through substitute appearances.
Diego Simeone seems to have lost trust in the 29-year-old midfielder, as he prefers other options in his place. With a contract until 2024, Atletico Madrid might cash in during the January transfer window, with plenty of interest coming from the Premier League.
Aston Villa and West Ham United were among the clubs interested in the Frenchman during the summer and could revive the chase in January. Aston Villa, in particular, are keen to bolster their options in many positions and may look at the midfielder.
Unai Emery may have started his reign well at ASton Villa, but he needs plenty of signings to make this team challenging for higher positions. The manager already is eyeing a few of his former Villarreal players, but those are attackers and defenders.
Pau Torres is a target alongside Yeremy Pino and Samuel Chukwueze. Hence the links with the 29-year-old midfielder are a bit puzzling. He may have been of interest had Aston Villa not resolved Douglas Luiz’s future.
The Brazilian signed a new deal at the club, which keeps him for the longer term. Moreover, Aston Villa are stacked in midfield, with Boubacar Kamara, John McGinn and Jacob Ramsey all getting regular game time. Adding another midfielder would complicate matters for Emery, who is keener on attacking reinforcements.
That is not to say Aston Villa are not interested at all in the 29-year-old midfielder. They may make a decent offer that reunites the player with Emery after their stint together at Sevilla.