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Valencia midfielder joined Atletico Madrid

Tue 03 November 2020 | 12:14

Valencia French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia replaces Thomas Partey at Atletico Madrid.

Atletico

faced shocking news on the last day of the summer transfer window.

Atletico

Ghanaian midfielder

Thomas Partey

has reached an agreement with

Arsenal

, and the London club was able to make a big purchase by paying his a

€ 50

million release clause.

Under Spanish football rules,

Atletico

had the right to recruit a player

from a Spanish team to replace

Thomas

one month after the end of the transfer window.

From the beginning, Atletico’s goal was to recruit

Geoffrey Kondogbia

.

The French midfielder of

Valencia

was on the sales list after a dispute with the club leaders. He has been playing for Valencia since the

2017 - 18

.

Kondogbia

, who has also played for

Inter Milan

, reached an agreement with

Atletico

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

€15m

.

His style of play is very similar to that of

Thomas Partey

, 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.


source: SportMob