Geoffrey Kondogbia mocked the possible arrival of Antoine Griezmann at Olympique de Marseille during the summer transfer window this Thursday. Signed from Atlético de Madrid, the Central African midfielder recalled the Tricolor striker’s love for the Marseille club.
Olympique de Marseille, which finished third in Ligue 1 last season, has begun major maneuvers to renew itself during the summer. Exit Igor Tudor and make way for Marcelino. With the arrival of the Spanish coach on the bench, Marseille also managed to convince the club to sign two players from Atlético de Madrid during the transfer window. Apart from Brazilian Renan Lodi, Geoffrey Kondogbia has made his return to Ligue 1. And the Central African international has invited Antoine Griezmann to join him in the south of France.
“Antoine (Griezmann) has always loved this club,” recalled his former teammate at Kolconeros during his presentation to the press this Thursday. I think he has already said it publicly, although I Not sure. I take the liberty of saying it anyway. It’s always been a club he appreciates.”
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“He was happy that I signed for Olympique de Marseille”
The first recruit of the OM Marcelino variant, Geoffrey Kondogbia will therefore play in Ligue 1 with the third club after Lens and Monaco. In contrast, Antoine Griezmann has never played with a French team. A void in the career of Blues vice-captain Joe Geoffrey Kondogbia saw him fill in with Phocians.
The new Olympian midfielder then added, “He was happy that I signed for Olympique de Marseille. And the same thing for Renan Lodi.” And there was a loud burst of laughter at the end, turning to President Longoria: “He could be next.”
Aubameyang offered to call him
He also came to greet the media, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having fun when asked about Antoine Griezmann. The Gabonese striker, if he has never played with the French, has already met him. An opportunity for them to offer their services as an intermediary.
“I know Antoine Griezmann, we have already met several times, but it is not my responsibility, said the native of Laval. But I can always send him a message!”