Thursday March 7 2013
Kondogbia explains Juventus snub

Geoffrey Kondogbia has admitted that he snubbed the chance to join Juventus in favour of a Sevilla switch.

The Frenchman caught the eye of both clubs last term while with Lens, but opted for a €4m move to Spain rather than a future in Turin.

“I knew of the offer from Juventus and the interest from Sevilla,” the midfielder noted to A Balon Parado.

“I chose to come here because Sevilla came in strong for me, they showed greater interest and I knew that I would have more opportunities here.

“In Spain, compared with France, the football is faster and more technical, in my country it is more physical and slower.

“At first I had to work hard because I had to be quick when I had the ball. But I like this city, especially the food and the weather.”

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