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Arsenal and Tottenham monitoring £22m rated La Liga midfield enforcer

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Arsenal and Tottenham are monitoring Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia’s situation, according to Marca.

The Spanish newspaper reports that the La Liga club’s manager Marcelino has told the club’s board to ensure that the French international remains with the team next season.

Kondogbia is currently on loan from Inter Milan but Valencia do have a purchase option of €25million (£22m) on the player. There is however, no obligation to buy, meaning the Spanish side can renege on the deal in the summer if they wish.

At the start of the season, with Kondogbia’s reputation damaged after two difficult years at Inter, the feeling was that the club would not be taking up their option with the fee being too high.

The Frenchman’s performance this season have been integral to the club’s success with the team sitting in second place, behind Barcelona in the La Liga table. Marcelino has therefore asked the club to trigger their purchase option sooner rather than later, preventing the likes of Arsenal from making a bid of their own.

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