Kondogbia reveals Real Madrid contact

The France international has claimed that he spoke with “important people” at the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2013


Geoffrey Kondogbia has admitted that he spoke with Real Madrid before leaving Sevilla for Monaco last summer.

The 21-year-old midfielder arrived at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan from Lens in 2012 and enjoyed a stellar debut season in Spain.

Kondogbia’s fine form ultimately earned him a reported €20 million move to Monaco but the France international has revealed that his performances in La Liga had also caught the attention of Madrid.

“It’s true that I spoke with some people working there; very important people at the club.

“There was a lot of contract but I was not close to signing.

“Could I go there some day? It’s not a dream of mine, no. For the moment, I just want to focus on the present.”

Kondogbia’s Monaco are currently preparing for Tuesday’s crucial Champions League clash with Zenit.

Leonardo Jardim’s men only need a point to seal their place in the last 16 but a victory for the Russians would see them progress at their hosts’ expense.

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