Valencia French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia replaces Thomas Partey at Atletico Madrid.
faced shocking news on the last day of the summer transfer window.
Ghanaian midfielderThomas Partey
has reached an agreement withArsenal
, and the London club was able to make a big purchase by paying his a
million release clause.
Under Spanish football rules,
had the right to recruit a player
from a Spanish team to replace
one month after the end of the transfer window.
From the beginning, Atletico’s goal was to recruitGeoffrey Kondogbia
The French midfielder ofValencia
was on the sales list after a dispute with the club leaders. He has been playing for Valencia since the
2017 - 18
, who has also played forInter Milan
, reached an agreement with
three days ago and underwent medical tests on Sunday.
Finally, a few minutes ago, Atletico announced the official transfer of this French midfielder. His contract is for three and a half years and is worth
His style of play is very similar to that of
, and Valencia will also have 10% of his selling rights.
Valencia will have to wait until the winter of 2021 to find a replacement for Kondogbia.