Geoffrey Kondogbia: 'Real Madrid move was too risky'

Sevilla's Geoffrey Kondogbia at a photo-shoot on July 27, 2012
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Geoffrey Kondogbia admits that a move to Real Madrid would have been risky, after leaving Sevilla for Monaco.

New Monaco signing Geoffrey Kondogbia has revealed that a move to Real Madrid would have been a risk.

The French midfielder was linked with Madrid, before moving to France from Sevilla.

He reveals that a deal could not be agreed with Madrid and admits that he might not have played enough in the Spanish capital.

"When [a move to Madrid] was mentioned, the conditions of the transfer were not met," Kondogbia told L'Equipe.

"Afterwards I spoke with some people who know football very well, and they told me it would be a risk to move [to Madrid].

"There was a risk I wouldn't play much there, that's obvious, but it's not only that. I'm super happy to come back to France."

The 20-year-old reportedly has a release clause in his contract that can only be activated by Madrid.

Sevilla's Geoffrey Kondogbia in action against Atletico Madrid on January 31, 2013
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