Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia has certainly been in fine form during pre-season. The frontman is currently with the Ivory Coast national team for the AFCON tournament.
The Ivory Coast won their opening game of the competition against South Africa last night. The 1-0 result came courtesy of a goal from the Aston Villa forward.
This followed a 4-1 friendly win last week. Kodjia scored again in that game, equalising in an eventual 4-1 win for The Elephants.
Aston Villa fans have been discussing the form of Kodjia so far this summer on Twitter. His future at Villa Park has often been called into question in recent months.
Kodjia signed from Bristol City for £11 million (BBC Sport) in 2016 and has been a big player for the club since.
However, the 29-year-old has just one year left on his current Aston Villa deal. Kodjia was also in and out of the Aston Villa side after the arrival of Dean Smith. Indeed, he remained on the bench as Aston Villa won the play-off final in Wembley.
With Aston Villa looking to finalise the arrival of Wesley Moraes this summer, many have suggested Kodjia’s future at Aston Villa could be in doubt.
So there is certainly some belief among fans that Kodjia perhaps could be a sleeper hit in the Premier League next season. Others, however, believe success at AFCON should only help Aston Villa get the best deal possible for the divisive frontman.
Here is some of the best reaction from Aston Villa fans on Twitter…
I honestly think Kodjia could be a Star for us in the Prem. #AVFC
— Cratz (@HeatonSamuel) June 24, 2019
@J_Kodjia I’m calling it now, although Wesley will do well, Kodjia is getting 15 goals this season
— RNGamez (@RNGamez29) June 24, 2019
I think he’ll be pleasant surprise this season too. Definitely capable of 10-15
— Nigel (@AVFC_Payno) June 24, 2019
I always think a lot of players need a good run in a team to get the best out of them, we have seen what he is capable of with a good run of games, we need a good squad in the Prem not just the first 11. Why would anyone what to get rid?🤪 UTV
— Christopher 🦁 UTV 🦁 (@christhevillan) June 24, 2019
— Dogtanian (@dogtanian147) June 24, 2019
Get him sold I can’t see him being any good in the premier league, he might score 5 at most the whole season.
— Charles Kiss (@CharlesKiss195) June 24, 2019
What is prem quality, there are so many strikers worse than him who are teams second striker, Everton start Calvert Lewin, I wouldn’t take him over kodjia.
— Wayne Turner (@turner295) June 24, 2019
Jordan Kodjia scores again! #avfc
— Bruce (@B6Bruce) June 24, 2019
A good AFCON for Kodjia is excellent for us. He’s either in good form should we decide to keep him or it raises his asking price if someone comes knocking – I’d still look to let him go if we get the right offer #AVFC
— matt (@dvtavfc) June 24, 2019
— Jesse Dekker (@JayJKDekker) June 24, 2019
Kodjia scores again for the Ivory Coast, 2 in 2 so far at AFCON. Do we need another striker or is he good enough as a backup option up front and on the right? #avfc
— Oh, It Must Be And It Is! (@oimbaii) June 24, 2019
I’d really love to see @J_Kodjia succeed in the premier league, he can turn defenders inside out and is very entertaining to watch.
— Kandeman (@kandemanUK) June 24, 2019
You know what, I think hell do a job in the prem given the chance, what you think?
— Jay (@Jay66587064) June 24, 2019
If that was for us he would’ve tried scissor kicking it
— VillaFanHub (@holteendersview) June 24, 2019