Liverpool and Tottenham set to battle for Geoffrey Kondogbia next summer

According to Tutto Mercato, Liverpool and Tottenham are keen to sign French International Geoffrey Kondogbia

What’s the Story?

Geoffrey Kondogbia could be the subject of an end-of-season battle between Liverpool and Tottenham, as both Premier League clubs are reportedly keen to sign the 24-year-old.

The Frenchman is currently plying his trade at Valencia, who captured the midfielder on a season-long-loan from Inter Milan. The Spanish side have the first-option to buy the former Monaco man at the end of the season. However, Inter’s £22million asking price may dissuade Valencia, leaving the Premier League heavyweight to pounce.

How good has Kondogbia been this season?

In short, very good. After a rather disappointing season in Italy in 2016/17, the Frenchman was in need of a fresh start. Kondogbia has been a key part of Valencia’s exciting start to the season. While an unnecessary sending off during a game against Real Sociedad means he has missed the last two league games, the imposing midfielder has impressed immeasurably.

Would Kondogbia be a hit in the Premier League?

With unrivalled physicality, decent tackling ability and fantastic dribbling and passing skills, Kondogbia would likely settle to Premier League life very quickly.

The 24-year-old, who is valued at £16.2million by Transfermarkt, would have the strength to compete amongst the tough-tackling world of England football, while also possessing enough finesse to make a serious impact offensively.

Whether his destination be Tottenham or Liverpool, the Premier League seems like an obvious fit for a man looking to work his way back into international contention in time for the World Cup next summer.