Sevilla midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has been targeted by several clubs in the last few months. He is regarded as the next big thing in world football. This has led to interest from the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester city.
The defensive midfielder has been hugely impressive for the French national team at the under 20 level as well. He is currently part of the French national team at the under 20 World Cup in Turkey. Despite being involved with the national team, there have been several speculation about him moving to a club away from Sevilla before the end of the transfer window.
Despite being a highly rated midfielder, he has only an £ 8.5 million release clause in his contract. He was signed from French club Lens only last year and he still has four years left on his contract. However, Sevilla will not be able to stop a potential transfer of clubs agree to pay the release clause. They have expressed their interest in keeping the player for a long time. Even the 20-year-old acknowledged the interest from several top clubs like Real Madrid and Chelsea. He said last month that he will not talk about his future until the end of the World Cup.
“We want him to stay here but there are circumstances that could lead to an exit. We will not make any movement to sell. There is no need to sell and we all know that in the club,” said the Sevilla manager, as it is rumoured that Arsenal are preparing a bid for him. “I am flattered to be linked with Real Madrid. They are a top club, but Sevilla are fantastic for me at the moment. Chelsea are also a great team with a great manager, so let’s wait and see what will happen after the World Cup,” said the player last month.