Over the weekend it was being reported that Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia was angling for a loan move away from the club in the second half of the 2018/19 campaign as he ‘isn’t really happy’ with the amount of current pitch time.
With 29-year-old Kodjia largely playing second fiddle to on loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, it’s probably not a surprise to see reports like this circulating, especially with the January transfer window open at the moment.
Reports in France (via SportWitness) claim that with growing substitute appearances as the season progresses, and possibly being used in the wider role rather than strictly down the middle at points, has led to growing frustration at the role he’s playing under head coach Dean Smith, and a loan move back to former club Angers is being proposed as a possible solution.
There’s lots of speculation here as you’d expect, but they state ‘contact’ has been made, but talks aren’t yet advanced.
With Abraham’s form in front of goal, it’s down to Kodjia to battle for the spot but I can’t see us being interested in a loan deal whatsoever – it reads as being agent fed though as it was claimed a ‘meeting’ had been arranged and Kodjia would make his mind up after that.
I’m guessing we haven’t heard the last of this one.