Jonathan Kodjia came close to leaving Aston Villa for Angers on transfer deadline day, but the move was ultimately blocked, according to the print version of French media outlet L’Equipe, via Sport Witness.
Kodjia has only scored six Championship goals for Villa this season.
It is far from a disastrous total, but he has been forced to play out of position on a number of occasions due to the form of Tammy Abraham.
According to L’Equipe, via Sport Witness, Kodjia actually came close to leaving Villa in the latter stages of the January transfer window.
However, the Championship outfit rejected the move as they were unable to secure a replacement.
It would have been strange if the Midlands club had let the 29-year-old leave when you consider their hopes this season and the potential that the centre-forward has.
And it would be fair to say that the Villa supporters were delighted to learn that their team blocked a late approach.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Simon (@batchelorsa) February 4, 2019
— Jordan Roberts (@JordanR48463765) February 3, 2019
The guys a match winner on his day, always got that moment of magic in his locker but he’s not been able to find regular form since his injuries
— Harvey Specter (@ugotlittup2) February 3, 2019
Please start him and show our love!!
I love him,always have. He was untouchable couple years back,players have came and gone.. he’s still here ❤
Tammy will need a rest soon, START KING KODJIA ❤
— Mike Curtis (@michaelcurtis16) February 4, 2019
Ok Tammy has played good for us but these loans ruin for the young player and established players like Kodja!
— Tony (@Tony89405449) February 4, 2019
Has to play Friday, he is a goalscorer and matchwinner! Ber nice if everyone got behind him too
— RicardoAV (@RichieLionel81) February 4, 2019
On his day he’s a proper handful. I don’t like how he walks off at the end of games when he’s come on as a sub. Just me but I think as a team he should thank the fans and his teammates whether he starts or not.
— David Sutton (@suttyavfc) February 3, 2019
Hasn’t been the same player since his injuries. He was amazing
— Kieran (@Pseudo_Kieran) February 4, 2019
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