Alan Hutton has suggested that Jonathan Kodjia may have played his last game for Aston Villa, as reported by Football Insider.
When Wesley got injured, it may have been expected that Kodjia would take over from the Brazilian – at least in the short term – but that has not been the case.
The Ivory Coast international was unavailable for the matches against Leicester City and Manchester City, showing that he is perhaps not someone who can be relied upon.
Despite that, the 30-year-old has been a target for Nottingham Forest and Amiens, as reported by Phil McNulty.
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When asked by Football Insider about whether Kodjia could have played his last game for Villa, Hutton replied: “Yeah, possibly. He’s had a tough season this season, we’ve not really seen much of him.
“I thought he’d be ready and waiting in the wings to give it a go if anything did happen to Wesley but injury, illness, there’s always been something that’s popped up so he’s not available.
“It looks like he will be allowed to leave, that they’ll cash in on him and try get some money for him.”
Even when Kodjia was able to play, he was underwhelming, as signified by the fact that he was slammed by fans after his performance against Fulham.
Villa have been looking to sign strikers, with The Athletic naming Islam Slimani and Christian Benteke among their current targets.
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This indicates that Kodjia would not be the main man even if he did stay, so there will likely be a willingness to cash in on the striker, especially as they have already made loan moves for Danny Drinkwater and Pepe Reina during this window.
Kodjia has been disappointing this season, so it would not be much of a surprise to see him leaving Villa Park.