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DONE DEAL: Ateltico Madrid sign Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia

Ateltico Madrid have signed Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Kondogbia, 27, has joined Atletico on a four-year deal for a fee of around €10m.

He is seen as a replacement for Ghana international Thomas Partey, who joined Premier League club Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

Under La Liga rules, Atletico were granted an extra 30 days outside the transfer window to replace Partey, as his release clause had been paid.

"The box-to-box footballer is a strong presence in midfield and contributes defensively and offensively," is how Atletico's website describes Kondogobia.

The France-born player previously impressed at Spanish side Sevilla before spells at Monaco in the French top flight and Inter Milan in Serie A.

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