Aston Villa could have seen one of their main players leave the club in January.
According to L’Equipe, via Sport Witness, Jonathan Kodjia was believed to have been on the verge of joining Angers, however, the Championship outfit blocked the move.
It is claimed that Dean Smith’s side would have needed to ‘find an attacker’ to replace him and because they were unable to do so, they decided against letting him leave Villa Park.
Kodjia has not had the best season so far this season in terms of form, however, he has been a first-team regular for The Villans.
The 29-year-old has managed six goals and two assists in his 28 appearances in the Championship so far.
It should not really come as a surprise to hear that Aston Villa blocked a departure for Kodjia in the final moments of the transfer window.
With the 29-year-old’s ability well known, Villa would have been desperate to find someone to replace him and with so little time available, it would have been difficult for them to do.
The Ivory Coast international has had his troubles on the field with injuries over the last few seasons, however, he will be wanting to get his head down and work hard in trying to return to his best.
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