Tottenham should swoop for Geoffrey Kondogbia as Valencia dither on permanent deal

Geoffrey Kondogbia #7 of FC Interernazionale walksduring an official ICC Singapore Training Session at Bishan Stadium on July 28, 2017 in Singapore.

The France international would be a useful summer signing for Tottenham Hotspur.

Geoffrey Kondogbia of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina v FC Internazionale at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 22, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

Valencia are unlikely to sign Inter Milan midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia on a permanent deal in the summer, according to Spanish media outlet Marca.

The 25-year-old is currently on loan with Los Che, and the Spanish club have an option to buy him for €25 million (£22 million) in the summer.

Marca claim that the La Liga club are having serious doubts as to whether to sign the Frenchman on a permanent basis, however, which could leave the door open for another club to snap him up for what is a bargain fee in today's ludicrously inflated transfer market.

Should Tottenham look at the 25-year-old midfield powerhouse?

Geoffrey Kondogbia of Valencia competes for the ball with Paulinho (L) of Barcelona during the La Liga match between Valencia and Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on November 26, 2017 in...

Kondogbia would be an exceptional signing for Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino has plenty of options available to him in the middle of the park, but it must be a real concern for the Argentine that key man Mousa Dembele is set to turn 31 in July.

The Belgian is so important to the way in which Tottenham play, and although he is now at his peak physically, it will not be long before he starts to begin the downward spiral in terms of his ability.

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...

Kondogbia possesses the kind of attributes that would make him the ideal long-term replacement for Dembele, what with his fantastic engine that enables him to get up and down the pitch, and impact the game both defensively and offensively.

For the reported fee of just £22 million, he would be a real steal, and would provide Spurs with that little bit of physicality in the middle of the park that they sometimes lack.

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