Cardiff City are eyeing a January move for Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia.

The Bluebirds are eager to bolster their attacking options in the upcoming January transfer window, according to a report by Football Insider. 

Kodjia, who is 30 years-old, is down the pecking order at Villa Park and the Premier League side are open to selling him this winter with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

The new Cardiff boss Neil Harris is in the hunt for some signings to put his own stamp on his newly inherited squad and to boost his sides’ Play-Off hopes.

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Kodjia is a proven goal scorer in the Championship and would be an impressive coup by the Welsh outfit if they can land him.

The Ivory Coast international started his career with spells in France at Reims, Amiens and Caen before moving to Angers in 2014.

He was prolific for the Ligue 2 side in his only season at the club, scoring 15 goals in 29 games, which earned him a £2 million move to Bristol City in 2015.

Jonathan Kodjia in action for Bristol City.

Kodjia carried on his impressive goal scoring form in England and bagged 20 in 52 appearances for the Robins.

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Villa then forked out an initial fee of £11 million to land him in August 2016 and he has been with the Midlands side since then.

Kodjia has managed 29 goals in 29 matches for Dean Smith’s men, but having fallen out of favour in the top flight he could be back in the Championship later this season.


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