Wolves transfer news: Wanderers made approach over Geoffrey Kondogbia in January
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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers made approach over Geoffrey Kondogbia in January

Wolves reportedly made an approach to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia in January.

That is according to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, who today published some quotes from Diego Simeone about the player.

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Kondogbia is currently out of favour with Atleti.

He hasn’t seen any minutes in the Spanish club’s last six matches.

Romano quotes Simeone as saying: “We are not being so fair with Geoffrey because he’s working well.”

His lack of involvement of late has cast doubt on his long-term future at the club.

The star has a contract until 2024, so it’s possible Atletico could look to cash in this summer.

Supposedly, Wolves actually did see about potentially signing him in January.

According to Romano, an approach was made by the club. There are no details regarding whether this was about a potential loan or a permanent deal.

And there is no telling at what point in the January window this approach came.

He does state though that a number of Premier League clubs are monitoring him ahead of the next window opening.

It remains to be seen if the 30-year-old will still be on Wolves’ radar come the summer.

Any deal would undoubtedly depend on Wolves retaining their Premier League status, which is obviously under great threat at the moment.

Kondogbia is known for being a great ball-winning midfielder. Atletico said when they signed him in 2020 (via Goal): “His good ball stealing also makes him stand out when it comes to intercepting opponent’s attacking plays, making him a very complete midfielder both for defensive tasks and for cutting-edge work when mounting counter-attacks.”

An interesting claim from Fabrizio Romano, Wolves reportedly wanted Geoffrey Kondogbia last summer

This is an interesting claim from Romano.

Wolves were actually linked with a move for Kondogbia ahead of the summer 2022 window.

It was reported that Wolves were monitoring the Central African Republic enforcer. But obviously in the end, no move materialised.

Wanderers kept hold of Ruben Neves, and brought in Matheus Nunes from Sporting CP.

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And then in January, Wolves signed Mario Lemina and Joao Gomes.

It remains to be seen if the club do move for Kondogbia this summer. Wolves could well lose Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Nunes.

Arguably though, Wolves already have three similar players to Kondogbia in the form of the two latest midfield signings Lemina and Gomes, and also Boubacar Traore.