Milan - French international Geoffrey Kondogbia has
completed his move from Monaco to Inter Milan, signing a five-year deal with
the Serie A club after snubbing city rivals AC Milan at the 11th hour.
Kondogbia completed his medical with Inter on Monday
morning, after which a club official told AFP: "He will be unveiled to
fans after 5p.m. this evening in Milan."
Inter have yet to publish an official statement although the
club's Twitter feed showed a picture of Kondogbia in a club shirt with a short
message confirming his signature: "Contracts signed with Monaco for the
transfer of Geoffrey Kondogbia."
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The 22-year-old Frenchman, who spent two seasons at Monaco
after joing the Ligue 1 club from Sevilla, is expected to earn four million
euros ($4.5m, 2.9m) a season plus bonuses after making a last-gasp decision to
snub AC Milan.
Monaco are expected to receive a fee believed to be in the
region of 35m euros.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani said Sunday he believed he had
tied up Kondogbia's move to the seven-time European champions.
However Inter flew in with a late, improved offer which
appeared to sway the player and his representatives.
The marauding midfielder, who has been compared to retired
French international Patrick Vieira, had also been linked with a move to
Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Juventus after showcasing his talents last
season when Monaco reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.For
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