Wolves are reportedly eyeing a summer move for Geoffrey Kondogbia.
According to Goal Espana, Wanderers are monitoring the Central African Republic midfield enforcer, as are Aston Villa.
The Spanish giants do not particularly want to lose the 29-year-old.
But it is stated that the club would sell if a suitable offer came in for him. There is no word though on how much he would potentially cost suitors.
Kondogbia has been a key player for Atletici this season, making 34 appearances across all competitions so far.
The former Valencia man has clocked up 61 appearances for the club in total since joining them in 2020. Last season, he helped Diego Simeone’s side to the league title, making 30 appearances in the competition.
Wolves, of course, have not signed any central midfield players for a while now.
The last person to come in for that position was Leander Dendoncker, who turned his loan move permanent in 2019.
It is possible that Ruben Neves will be moving on this summer.
There have been reports that he has informed club officials that he wishes to explore other options. And there is interest from the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid.
Kondogbia wouldn’t necessarily be a direct replacement for Neves.
He is more of a steely defensive midfielder, with Neves more of a deep-lying playmaker.
Geoffrey Kondogbia would be a solid addition for Wolves for the right price
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Kondogbia is one of those players who can really dominate games in the centre of the park.
It would be good for Wolves to have someone of his profile, although the club would also need to sign someone a bit more technical if Neves is to depart.
It remains to be seen if Wolves will actually swoop.
One potential stumbling block is that Kondogbia is on very high wages of £115,000-a-week according to TEAMtalk.
Presuming he wouldn’t be willing to take a pay cut, Wolves would therefore have to make him their highest-paid player above Joao Moutinho (£100,000-a-week, Spotrac).