Manchester United told to fork out for La Liga star

Sevilla player Geoffrey Kondogbia

Manchester United have been told they will have to pay in excess of £17million if they want to sign Sevilla midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to the Daily Express. 

The 20-year-old has been called up to the French national team for the first time ahead of tonight’s friendly against Belgium, in which he is expected to play some part.

Manager David Moyes is anxious to add reinforcements to his squad ahead of the new Premier League season, having failed to sign a single first team player since taking over at Old Trafford on July 1.

The midfield area is one in which Moyes is desperate to strengthen, and the Scot thinks Kondogbia could be the man to add more defensive steel to the middle of the park.

The Frenchman’s preferred position is as a holding midfielder, although he has featured for Sevilla at both centre back and left-back.

The Spanish club have endured a difficult summer, having been forced to sell their best players due to a financial crisis.

Spanish duo Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo have already been sold to Manchester City, and the club are desperate to hold onto one of their prized assets.

They are hopeful the inflated price of £17million will be enough to put United off, after the Spaniards claimed they were unwilling to accept any less for their young midfielder.

Both Manchester City and Arsenal have previously been credited with a move for Kondogbia.

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