Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia has been linked with a move away from the club before European countries’ deadline of September 2 – and Villa fans have reacted on Twitter to the news.
Turkish newspaper Fanatik have claimed 29-year-old Kodjia is being eyed by Besiktas this summer, with the report claiming that Besiktas chiefs are to meet with Villa to discuss a deal for the Ivory Coast international.
Kodjia was used as a back-up striker last season by Dean Smith, with Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham nabbing at a ratio better than one goal every two games last term. Wesley Moraes replaced Abraham in the summer.
It sees former Bristol City star Kodjia – who joined Villa for £15million (Guardian) in the summer of 2016 – remain the Premier League side’s back-up. With 12 months left on his deal, he could be allowed to leave the club.
Dean Smith has stated that he sees Kodjia better suited to the Premier League than the Championship, but the reality is that Villa may look to cash in given Kodjia’s contract is running out.
Aston Villa fans reacted on Twitter to the reported news that Besiktas are in talks to sign Kodjia this summer, and many are worried that the club will be left with little options up front.
Looks like Kodjia on his way out then #AVFC
— Matt (@MattEmeryIsMe) August 15, 2019
Elmo won’t get a new deal, Kodjia and Chezzie will more than likely be sold
— Regan' (@AvfcRegan) August 14, 2019
If Kodjia is allowed to leave, then the club have to have a contingency plan. We don't have enough attacking options as it is. #AVFC
— Phil Roberts (@iamVilla) August 14, 2019
If this happens then Sturridge is coming in.
— ✡ MKL (@mylokieran) August 14, 2019
Can't believe there is anything in this. If we let him go we'd be desperately short.
— Ashley Ingram (@Ingramash) August 14, 2019
— Matt Collins (@BullocksBig) August 14, 2019
Jesus we’d really be left short if he goes now 😑
— Graham Maher (@graham_maher) August 14, 2019
Nooooo hope this is just BS
— OsamaNajib19AVFC (@ONajib18) August 14, 2019