Man United Target Demands Guarantee of ‘Playing Time’ Before Making £17.2m Old Trafford Switch

In-demand Frenchman will not leave Spain simply to sit on the bench next season. 

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Coveted Sevilla midfield player Geoffrey Kondogbia has told Manchester United that he will only consider moving to Old Trafford next season if the Premier League champions can guarantee him regular playing time in the north west, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The former France Under-20 international, who is in line to win his first full cap for the senior France side in their friendly with Belgium on Wednesday night, is currently attracting the attentions of a whole host of big-name Premier League clubs, including the likes of both Chelsea and Manchester City too.

However, it is understood that the 20-year-old is only keen on leaving Sevilla for the Red Devils this summer, on one condition, that new United head coach David Moyes can promise him that he will not be warming the substitutes’ bench at the club next season.

“At the moment, I’m still a Sevilla player, although things can change,” said Kondogbia.

“If I leave, then it will be to join a club where I’m given playing time.”

But if Moyes does want to land the highly rated youngster before the summer transfer window closes for business on Sept 2, then the Scot must first meet the buyout clause in Kondogbia’s current contract with Sevilla, which is valued at £17.2 million (20m euros).

The holding midfield player has been in Southern Spain for the past year now, during which time he has appeared in 31 Liga outings for Sevilla, scoring just the one goal.

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