Valencia loanee Geoffrey Kondogbia has offered a damning verdict of his parent club after admitting he would use his own money to activate his buy-out clause and secure a permanent move away from Inter at the end of the season.
The midfielder joined Valencia on a season-long loan deal last summer and is seemingly doing his best to burn bridges with the Serie A side after admitting his desire for his €25m release clause to be activated by the Spanish club.
In an interview with Cadena Ser, via Football Italia, Kondogbia said: “If I had the money I’d do it. I’d use my money to pay my buy-out clause, but that’s obvious!
“Inter was a total chaos. I met four or five different managers in two years and players used to change every year. That’s why it is hard for a footballer, especially a young one, to establish himself at Inter.
“A top club need stability even if things are not good at the beginning; continuity and stability are absolutely needed. It’s hard to play well when players and managers change every time.”
Whilst a similar set of circumstances have unfolded with Valencia prior to the arrival of current boss Marcelino – following seven managers rotated through the post in three-years – Kondogbia insisted it was the Spaniard’s presence which offered a chance of consistency.
He added: “I know, and I had spoken to Valencia the year before, but opted to stay at Inter. Then Marcelino arrived, he spoke to me with Alemany and guaranteed there would be consistency. I realised it was the right moment to move.
“The coach made it clear he trusted me to be a part of his sporting project and that means a lot to a player. I was coming off a difficult season and wanted to find myself again.
“The fans are demanding in Valencia too, but they are warm and supportive with the team. I am very happy here and have everything I need to settle in.
The 25-year-old has featured regularly for Valencia this season following his two-year stint with Inter which saw him make over 50 appearances for the club, which has reportedly earned him the interest of Liverpool.
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