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Aston Villa could be set to lose Jonathan Kodjia

Aston Villa could be set to lose Jonathan Kodjia

According to the Birmingham Mail, French outfit Angers are weighing up making a move for Aston Villa attacker Jonathan Kodjia this month.

The report states that Angers are yet to formally approach the Villans, but they are keen on securing the 29-year-old’s signature.

Kodjia is a familiar face at Angers, having represented the Ligue 1 club for the 2014/15 campaign. The club earned promotion to the top flight that season, with Kodjia winning the Ligue 2 player of the year award.

The 13-cap Ivory Coast international has since impressed for Bristol City before arriving at Villa Park. After an outstanding maiden campaign with the Midlands club, the forward’s form has slowly deteriorated.

The Verdict

Kodjia has been inconsistent so far this season, having registered six goals and three assists in 26 appearances. 

The forward is certainly capable of mustering up a greater return of end product than that, but he is still a vital member of Dean Smith’s squad. It should take a hefty offer from Angers to convince Villa to cash in on Kodjia, but should such an offer be made then Smith ought to accept it.

With the funds raised from Kodjia’s sale, Smith could find a more effective striker to come in as his replacement this month.

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