Tottenham are taken with a transfer for Geoffrey Kondogbia, however face a battle with Valencia to signal the Inter Milan midfielder, sources near Spurs have informed ESPN FC.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is eager to usher in a brand new midfielder within the subsequent two switch home windows and Kondogbia options extremely on his needed listing after impressing on mortgage at Valencia this season.
The 24-year-old is presently on a season-long mortgage at Valencia after discovering himself out of favour at Inter beneath supervisor Luciano Spalletti.
Kondogbia has been a revelation for Valencia since shifting to the Mestalla and has been instrumental in serving to them to second spot in La Liga the place they’re leaders Barcelona’s closest challengers.
He has scored three objectives in 12 video games for Valencia and Tottenham have been monitoring his progress in Spain as they’re long-term admirers of the participant from his time at Monaco.
Nonetheless, Valencia are in pole place to signal Kondogbia as his mortgage deal contains an choice to make the transfer everlasting and may they qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League they’d have the funds to purchase him from Inter.
Tottenham are anticipated to proceed to maintain tabs on Kondogbia’s state of affairs and can rival Valencia for the France worldwide’s signature.
Peter O’Rourke is ESPN FC’s switch information correspondent. Comply with him on Twitter @SportsPeteO.