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Valencia star hits out at club president for ‘destroying’ team

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Valencia are experiencing much turbulence in recent times and Geoffrey Kondogbia believes the club’s president is to be blamed.

In what came as a shock to the fans, Valencia’s interest in retaining some of their most important players seemed non-existent during the summer transfer window.

Rodrigo Moreno, Ferran Torres, Dani Parejo, and Francis Coquelin were all allowed to walk away from the club. Furthermore, Ezequiel Garay was not handed a contract extension while the lean deals of Jaume Costa and Alessandro Florenzi were also allowed to expire.

To make matters worse, Los Murcielagos failed to match their activity levels in incomings in as compared to for outgoing ones.

The imbalance between recruitment and offloading angered head coach Javi Gracia, who has threatened to leave the club after just five games at the helm due to broken promises.

Another key player in the team looked set to leave but the transfer failed to go through. Geoffrey Kondogbia had been heavily linked with a switch to Atletico Madrid but his move was blocked by the club president.

“Having already destroyed an ambitious project, you had to deceive your coach and, finally, me. Thank you, Anil Murthy,” Kondogbia posted to his Instagram stories on Thursday.

Los Che were reportedly hit hard by the coronavirus-led financial crisis and were forced to cut down their wage budget by almost fifty percent.