By Amir Mir

Aston Villa have made a reported bid for Bristol City striker Jonathan Kodjia – and the club’s fans responded with mixed messages to the approach of the highly-sought forward.

France Football claim Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo has made a formal move for the French-born attacker, but the specific figure is not disclosed.

Villa supporters are now anticipating a possible forward arrival as they feel an offer in the region of £7 million will be too hard to resist from their Championship rivals.

One Villa supporter compared the Ivory Coast international to former Villa striker Christian Bentekem who scored 42 goals in 89 appearances for the Midlands club in the Premier League.

There were mixed responses to his interest with some Villa fans disappointed that the club is making a move for an average striker while another felt he will fit in well with strikers already at the club.

While other supporters were just pleased at the possibility of better times ahead for the Midlands club after a disastrous relegation last term.

Here are the reactions of the supporters on Twitter:

In other Aston Villa transfer news, a Premier League club are poised to trigger the release clause of this highly-criticised Villa defender.