Geoffrey Kondogbia wants to leave Serie A side Inter Milan according to reports from Italy. The Frenchman had only joined the Italian giants in the summer of 2015 from Monaco for a fee of £25million. The Frenchman has had a tough time in the Serie A since moving from the French league and the Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t TalkSport) claims that the 26-year-old has told the Italian giants that he wants to leave the side.
The report also claims that Tottenham want to sign the French midfielder up and we have been linked with the former Monaco man in the past too. For some reason, things have just not worked for the combative midfielder in Italy and with the World Cup coming up next year, he would want to break into the national side and hopefully play a part for Les Bleus.
The French midfielder has made 56 appearances for Inter over two seasons and has scored just twice during the campaigns. He has struggled to regain his form from his time in France but was part of the team which took part in a set of friendlies. He did even score a rather bizarre 40-yard own goal against Chelsea but his side still eked out a victory in China.
While the Frenchman does need a new club to play for, Tottenham could be the perfect destination for the 26-year-old. We do need to add more players to our current squad and not having signed a single player so far, Kondogbia would not be the worst option in the world.
We only have Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier who can do a good job defensively and Kondogbia would add a lot of steel in the midfield too.
It would be interesting to see just how much we have to pay for the Frenchman should we decide to get him. Inter do have some money to spend and will be looking to somehow break into the Champions League and losing Kondogbia would not affect their chances all that much.
Mauricio Pochettino has turned around the careers of many players at Spurs but he will be wary of what happened with Moussa Sissoko last season. Replacing one failed Frenchman with another might not be the right way to go about things but with transfers, you never know what you are going to get.