Arsenal Table €25m Bid For Key Midfield Target – Reports

By on June 6, 2015

According to reports today, Arsenal have made their move for Geoffrey Kondogbia after tabling a formal €25m bid to Monaco for the midfielder’s services.

Arsene Wenger is likely to sign another central midfielder this summer with the futures of Arteta, Flamini and Diaby all uncertain and speculation has been rife over who’ll be the man the boss brings in.

Morgan Schneiderlin and Arturo Vidal are just two names that have been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates but Geoffrey Kondogbia has now emerged as a key target.

Arsene is supposedly a big fan of the French powerhouse and reports late last week suggested that we were ready to launch a bid for the midfielder – but only if we missed out on Schneiderlin to Man Utd.

However, fresh reports in the Telegraph today claim that Arsenal have now stepped up their interest in Kondogbia and tabled a formal €25m (£18.2m) offer to Monaco.

The Ligue 1 outfit are keen to cash-in on their prize asset as they need to generate funds this summer, but they are still expected to reject our opening bid and hold out for a fee nearer €35m.

As with any transfer story, it’s difficult to know how much truth there is behind it all but the Telegraph cite reports coming out of Spain as the original source. I’m not sure why they’d be too close to a deal involving English and French clubs, so I’d take the reports with a pinch of salt for now.

With that said, I do hope we are in for Kondogbia as he’d be an excellent signing. Schneiderlin is still my preferred target but the 23-year-old would be a superb back-up option if the Saints man heads to Man Utd.


  1. Delford Magaya

    June 6, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Most of these players that media is talking about, are just hear say. I am not sure if Wenger is going to buy any of those players, because Artetta is now fit, by the time the league start, he will be 100 percent fit, and I do not see anyone dislodging Coq from that position. Sometime people only talk without looking at the quality of players. Coq is a quality player, I appeal to a lot of supporters to look at him when he is playing, he has got the skills, he is not selfish when in control of the ball, his movement with and without the ball is perfect, his vision is perfect, his marking and distribution is excellent, if there is any player coming to Arsenal for that position, he has to work more hard to dislodge him, there is no joke at all. The fact that he is only 23 years old, he have potential to improve in all areas of the field. Please do not underrate him, he is there to make sure he does his job, I watch him almost every week, and when Arsenal played against Chelsea on their last game, Hazard had a torrid time to make his usual movement and he battled the whole 90 minutes, until the end of the game, I have never seen any player in the Premier League containing Hazard at that level, but Coq did that for 90 minutes and it was ZERO ZERO after 90 minutes.

    • Alex

      June 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      In Coq we have the player that any club would wish to have but the problem with us arsenal’s fans we admire other players more than our own.

  2. bakari nasur

    June 7, 2015 at 10:13 am

    i personally i think we only need like four world class players and i would prefer matinez,petre cech,morgan and another cleanical deffender

  3. Ekitui Francis

    June 7, 2015 at 11:13 am

    martinez z perect!

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