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Report: Besiktas to bid for Aston Villa star Jonathan Kodjia in January

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Report: Besiktas to bid for Aston Villa star Jonathan Kodjia in January

Besiktas are set to make a move for Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia next month.

According to a report from Sporx, the Turkish giants will follow up on their summer interest in the player by tabling a €3 million/£2.6 million offer.

In the summer Villa wanted in the region of €8 million/£6.8 million for their 2016 signing, but will almost certainly have to consider lowering their asking price with Kodjia out of contract next summer.

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The 30-year-old has rarely been seen on the pitch this term for Villa following the summer arrival of Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge.

He has made just four appearances equating to a total of 140 minutes of pitch time.

 

Aswell as Besiktas, it is thought that Cardiff City are also in the hunt for the Ivory Coast international.

TBR’s view – Sell up, reinvest

Villa should be looking to move Kodjia on before losing him for absolutely nothing in the summer.

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The likelihood is that they won’t get very much for him, but perhaps they can convince Besiktas to part with a bit more than the £2.6 million they supposedly plan to offer.

At the age of 30, it is little wonder Dean Smith has shown so much faith in new signing Wesley – in short, deputy Kodjia just isn’t part of the long-term planning.

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