Leeds United are unlikely to make a move to sign Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia with the Spanish club insistent that he will be remaining with them, according to reliable journalist Guillem Balague.
The Whites had been named as one of the clubs who could make a late move to sign Kondogbia from Valencia, with Valencia thought to have been wanting to let the 27-year-old leave the club to raise funds before the transfer window closes, as per a Tweet from ESPN UK editor David Cartlidge.
However, it now appears that Valencia will be doing all they can to ensure they keep the midfielder as part of their squad, with the 27-year-old an important member of their side having made 27 appearances in La Liga last term, as per Sofascore.
Leeds are in the market to strengthen their midfield options before the window closes, with the Whited lacking in cover in that area with Adam Forshaw still recovering from injury. However, they could now have to turn their attentions to another target.
Kondogbia would have been a very solid signing for Leeds with the midfielder having plenty of experience and also the ability to keep possession, outlined by him recording an 84% passing accuracy with Valencia last season (via Sofascore). While the 27-year-old also has the ability to win the ball back having made 2.1 interceptions and 2.3 tackles per game last term, as per Sofascore.
Leeds have had a solid enough window, but they could still need to add to their midfield before the deadline, not doing so would be a risk because of the lack of cover in that position. Given the start they have made to the season, it would be a shame if they were affected by not bringing in an extra body in midfield.
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