Clubs in Qatar and France are interested in signing Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia in the January transfer window, that is according to a report from The Athletic.
The Ivory Coast striker has barely featured for Dean Smith’s side this season, playing just 20 minutes of Premier League football (Transfermarkt).
As mentioned, Kodjia hasn’t been a regular for Villa this season. Although injury has played a part in his lack of game time, he is very much behind Brazilian striker Wesley in the pecking order.
The Ivorian’s contract is set to expire in the summer and it is thought that Villa are considering cashing in on him in January rather than letting him walk away for free at the end of the campaign.
The Athletic report that there is interest in the 30-year-old from clubs in Qatar and France, although at the moment it is unknown who they are.
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However, according to Inside Futbol, no final decision has been made on Kodjia’s future and the club are still weighing up their options.
With Keinan Davis currently injured, it means that Kodjia is the only alternative option to Wesley and he may get more opportunities to play in the coming weeks. And if he impresses, then he may end up staying on at Villa Park until the end of the season at least.
It would make sense for Villa to sell Kodjia in January, as it is their final chance to command a fee for him.
However, it would be foolish for them to do so if they do not first sign a replacement for him. They cannot afford to finish the season with just Wesley and Davis, as that isn’t likely to be enough firepower to keep them up.
They have been linked with a few strikers recently including Alfredo Morelos of Rangers (The Express). If they can pull off a signing like that, then it would be the right decision to allow Kodjia to move on.
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