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Besiktas reportedly keen on signing Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia

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Besiktas reportedly keen on signing Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia

The Europa League club have weeks left to do their transfer business.

Europa League outfit Besiktas want to sign Jonathan Kodjia from Aston Villa before the end of their transfer window, according to Turkish outlet Orta Cizgi.

They report that the striker wants to move and has taken action towards getting out of Villa Park with negotiations having begun over the deal.

The arrival of Wesley means that Kodjia is once again not Villa’s first choice striker this season but he looks to be the next cab off the rank and should get fairly substantial minutes from the bench.


But the man who cost a reported £11 million (BBC) back in 2016 could well depart Villa Park before the Turkish window closes.

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TBR’s View – Losing Kodjia would leave Villa short in attack

Kodjia may not be the most exciting option Villa have on their books, but if he were to leave, Dean Smith’s side would be light of options in attack.

Scott Hogan has gone on loan to Stoke and if anything did happen to Wesley – or even if he simply struggles to adjust to life in England and needs to be taken out of the firing line – Keinan Davis would be the only real alternative.

Smith can’t leave himself in that situation – but the landscape is complicated by the report that Kodjia wants to leave, because having a disgruntled player around the place would be less than ideal too.

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