Wolves need to sign a new central midfielder this summer – and Geoffrey Kondogbia might have shown last night that he’d be worth a pursuit this summer.
The star was in action for Atletico Madrid against bitter rivals La Liga champions Real Madrid.
Atleti ran out 1-0 winners on the night, with Yannick Carrasco grabbing the game’s only goal at the Wanda Metropolitano.
He scored via the penalty spot, after Matheus Cunha got sandwiched in the box by Eder Militao and former Molineux loanee Jesus Vallejo.
Replays showed that Vallejo had clumsily trod on Cunha’s foot. VAR gave the decision, and Carrasco made no mistake from 12 yards.
Atleti were worth the three points having had the better chances in the game.
One man who really put in a good performance was Kondogbia, who was recently been linked with a move to Wolves.
The 29-year-old really controlled things in the middle of the park for Atleti, bullying his counterparts and providing some neat passes through the lines.
According to Sofascore data, he completed 46/50 (92%) passes, one of which was ‘key’. He also made three tackles.
Atleti would apparently be open to selling, but only for a suitable offer.
Kondogbia shows against Real Madrid he’d make a cracking addition for Wolves, amid recent transfer links
Wolves signing Kondogbia would probably go against the current transfer model at Wolves.
He’s 29 and so, there would be very little resale value if Wanderers did bring him in.
But Wolves obviously brought in Joao Moutinho previously, and that proved to be amazing business. It was relatively low-risk though given he cost just £5 million.
Kondogbia would be a lot more expensive than that.
But Wolves, arguably, do need to add some players around that age into their squad.
It’s important to have experienced heads in amongst those players who are young with high potential.
Kondogbia is in his prime, and has good physical and technical attributes. Depending on Atletico’s asking price, Wolves should definitely be considering a swoop.