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Aston Villa could make £22m offer to sign Geoffrey Kondogbia

An update has emerged on Aston Villa and their interest in signing Geoffrey Kondogbia heading into the January transfer window…

What’s the talk?

According to reports in Spain, NSWE are eyeing up the Atletico Madrid central midfielder as a potential signing to bolster Unai Emery’s playing squad ahead of the second half of the season.

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The report claims that they could offer the LaLiga side a fee in the region of €25m (£22m) to land his services, although it remains to be seen whether or not the Spanish side would accept such a bid.

It is stated that the Mattress Makers are open to cashing in on the gem and that they view him as a ‘transferable’ player, six months on from Villa’s failed attempt to sign him in the summer.

Kamara 2.0

NSWE landed a coup in the summer as they brought in Boubacar Kamara on a free transfer from Ligue 1 side Marseille as the midfielder has hit the ground running in England.

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David Ginola at Aston Villa

First up, who did Aston Villa sign David Ginola from in 2000?

The Frenchman has averaged a Sofascore rating of 6.85 in the Premier League and made 3.7 tackles and interceptions per match for the Villans, whilst completing 84% of his attempted passes in the division.

He has been a machine in the middle of the park and caught the eye with his performances as he has consistently won possession back for the side whilst being reliable on the ball.

Villa can now repeat their Kamara masterclass by swooping to sign Kondogbia in the January window as the Atletico man is another midfield powerhouse who could be a fantastic addition to the side.

Journalists Kiyan Sobhani and Jonathan Johnson have described him as a “beast” in midfield in the past and reporters Craig Easton, Andrew McDonnell, and Rick Sharma have all hailed him as “outstanding” at various points in 2022.

The 29-year-old has averaged a Sofascore rating of 6.95 in 12 LaLiga outings for Atletico this season, making 4.0 tackles and interceptions per match and completing 90% of his attempted passes.

This comes after he averaged a score of 7.00 and completed 4.2 tackles and interceptions per outing in 28 appearances in the Spanish top-flight last term for Diego Simeone’s side.

These statistics show that Kondogbia has proven himself to be an excellent performer in a major European league over the past 18 months and suggest that he could be Kamara 2.0 for Villa by arriving as a midfield machine who can dominate matches in the second half of the season.