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:
Think Kodjia will end up coming – £5m rejected but slap in a £6-7m offer and they won't be able to resist. #AVFC
— The Holte (@TheHolteTweets) July 20, 2016
Kodjia is the Championship version of Benteke. Would be buzzing if he does sign #avfc
— Kev (@Kevavfc1993) July 20, 2016
— Jonathan Hooke (@jhooke90) July 20, 2016
Kodjia would surely want to come from a struggling championship team to potential promotion candidates ?#avfc
— Jack Pick (@JackPickkk) July 20, 2016
I do like the look of Kodjia…
~£10m isn’t that expensive in this window.
Rudy, Ayew & Kodjia would be a nice selection. #avfc
— Rob Jones (P?) (@UpTheAstonVilla) July 20, 2016
— Jack Grimse (@JackGrimse) July 20, 2016
#avfc bid for Jonathon Kodjia! Exciting times ahead indeed
— Stefan (@EvansOfficial97) July 20, 2016
Kodjia reminds me of Darren Bent… In a good way 🙂 #avfc
— Richard Maddison (@MaddisonGR) July 20, 2016
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