Valencia's Kondogbia vents frustration with post attacking club president

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-16 19:32:43|Editor: huaxia

MADRID, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has launched an extraordinary attack on club president Anil Murthy to further deepen the sense of crisis at the club.

The international break was a tense time in Valencia after the transfer window closed with the club failing to make any new signings after key players such as Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Ezequiel Garay and Spanish internationals Rodrigo Moreno and Ferran Torres all left over the summer.

Coach Javi Gracia, who was only arrived in July, threatened to resign in protest at the lack of new arrivals and only stayed after the club said he would have to pay three million euros in compensation if he walked out of his job.

Kondogbia had also looked to be in the departure lounge over the summer as Atletico Madrid looked for a replacement for Thomas Partey, but the Frenchman ended up staying as Valencia rejected Atletico's offer.

The midfielder's response was to post a message on social media on Thursday aimed directly at Murthy and club owner Peter Lim.

"After destroying an ambitious project, you have to trick your coach and finally me. Thank you Anil Murthy," wrote Kondogbia in a message that will only serve to heighten the tension ahead of Valencia's weekend game away to local rivals Villarreal.

Kondogbia has not trained much this week due to "muscle problems" and may not be fit to face a rival, which strengthened its squad with the bargain basement signings of both Parejo and Coquelin this summer. Enditem