Better than Kodjia: Three reasons why Aston Villa must sign proven teenage sensation this summer
COMMENT by Amir Mir
Aston Villa have scored 39 goals in the Championship this season – less than Blackburn Rovers who currently sit in the bottom three.
Steve Bruce will need to find the right attacking formula for his side next season if Villa are to earn promotion.
Here, Football Insider states the three reasons why Bruce must sign teenage sensation Tammy Abraham in the summer to help the club in the attacking department.
Proven in the Championship
The 19-year-old striker has scored 19 goals for Bristol City this season, on loan from Premier League side Chelsea. His numbers are much better than those of Jonathan Kodjia’s, who has scored 15 goals and been the club’s best attacking threat this term. Furthermore, Abraham is Kodjia’s replacement at City and judging by the numbers, he is set to achieve more than his predecessor.
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Adds depth and quality
There have been a number of times this term when Villa have needed someone else other than Kodjia to score the goals. Bringing Abraham on loan would be a perfect fit for the club because he would add depth and quality to the team. Bruce’s minimum target next season will be promotion and adding the Chelsea youngster to their squad will help them take a step closer to that goal.
Better than certain players at the club
In the summer, Bruce will have Kodjia, Gabby Agbonlahor, Scott Hogan and Ross McCormack at his disposal. It is fair to say that Abraham is better than all four of those players, in particular, Agbonlahor and McCormack. Most importantly with Abraham, Bruce could play his favoured two strikers up top. Abraham has the pace, movement and ability to link up with teammates. As a result, he could realistically play alongside Hogan up front, with Kodjia operating on the left-wing.
In other Aston Villa news, Tony Xia has sent this motivational message to the players after the win against Wigan.