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Report: Valencia to buyout Inter Milan castoff Geoffrey Kondogbia

Trigger in clause will bring €25 million to Nerazzurri.

Valencia v Barcelona - Copa del Rey Semi Final Second Leg
Geoffrey Kondogbia (R) of Valencia competes for the ball with Lionel Messi of Barcelona during the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg match between Valencia and Barcelona on February 8, 2018 in Valencia, Spain.
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Reports out of Spain are that Valencia are very happy with Inter Milan castoff midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.

So much so, Superdeporte have reported the Spanish side will trigger the buyout clause to the Frenchman’s loan deal to keep him on a permanent basis.

Valencia v Barcelona - La Liga
Geoffrey Kondogbia of Valencia competes for the ball with Aleix Vidal (L) of Barcelona during the La Liga match between Valencia and Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on November 26, 2017 in Valencia, Spain.
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As part of the buyout, Inter will receive €25 million from Valencia as compensation.

In his stint in Spain, Kondogbia has shown flashes of what brought him to Inter in 2015 from Monaco. He has made 28 total appearances between La Liga and the Copa del Rey, scoring four goals and notching four assists.

During his time with the Nerazzurri, Kondogbia made 43 starts between the Europa League, Coppa Italia and Serie A matches. He scored a pair of goals with three assists in his two full seasons at the San Siro.

Prior to coming from Monaco, Kondogbia had spells at Sevilla and Lens in France.

The funds received for Kondogbia will be of help as Inter pursue potentially signing Joao Cancelo and Rafinha outright at the end of the season.

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