Getafe rate Djene at €35m

Getafe will not allow in-demand defender Djene Dakonam to leave the club for less than his €35m release clause, the club’s president has confirmed.

The Togolese international has excelled for Los Azulones in his debut campaign, starting 36 La Liga games since his move from Belgian club Sint-Truden this summer.

The 26-year-old is said to be in high demand, with Sevilla among the leading clubs in Spain interested in his signature.

“We will now sell Djene for less than his €35m clause,” Angel Torres told Cadena Cope.

In an interview with Diario AS in February, Djene said he would be open to a move elsewhere: “I’m hopeful my work can take me to a bigger club.

“I’m happy to be here during my first season in La Liga, there is not so much pressure when you lose a game because of the club.

“The new contract has given me security over my future and right now I’m happy at the club, but who knows what will happen in the future.

“At the moment I am focused on helping Getafe obtaining our objectives this season.”

Djene previously spent two seasons in the Segunda with Alcorcon between 2014 and 2016.

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