Exclusive: Hutton suggests senior player may have played last game for Villa amid exit report
Alan Hutton has suggested that Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia may have played his final game for the club as he is linked with a move away this month.
The former Villa and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that he cannot see the 30-year-old staying past the end of the month after three-and-a-half years at the club.
It has been reported that the club will look to cash in on Kodjia before the end of January, despite their lack of fit senior centre-forwards, with his contract running out in the summer.
Hutton says he had expected to see more of his former teammate this season, especially with Wesley finding himself ruled out with a serious injury blow, but that it looks as though his time at Villa Park is coming to an end.
Asked if Kodjia had played his final game in a Villa shirt, Hutton told Football Insider: “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.
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“It looks like he will be allowed to leave, that they’ll cash in on him and try get some money for him.”
Kodjia has played 106 times during his time with the Villans, netting 31 times across all competitions.
However, this season has seen him turn out just nine times, his two goals both coming in their run to the League Cup semi-finals.
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