Marcelino can’t confirm Valencia will sign Geoffrey Kondogbia outright from Inter but “no-one doubts he’s an essential pillar” of the team.
The Spanish side have the option to buy the French midfielder for €25m, and it has been reported this week that they have told the Nerazzurri they’ll be taking up that option.
“The club discusses sporting issues with me, never contractual ones,” Marcelino said in his Press conference today.
“Of course no-one at Valencia doubts that Kondogbia is an essential pillar in having a team with greater potential next year.”
The 25-year-old has made 29 Liga appearances so far this season, scoring four goals and providing the same number of assists.