Experienced duo Adlène Guedioura and Jonathan Kodjia would both be open to following Slavisa Jokanovic in making the switch to Sheffield United this summer, according to Sheffield Star.
Jokanovic brought both Guedioura and Kodjia with him to Qatar during his time in charge of Al-Gharafa and they have both gone on to enjoy impressive spells of form under the Serbian manager.
Kodjia, in particular, has managed to fire in 19 goals since his arrival in Qatar in January 2020. The forward has plenty of proven pedigree in English football following his spells with both Aston Villa and Bristol City.
While Guedioura has also got a wealth of Championship experience from spells with the likes of Watford and Nottingham Forest.
According to the Sheffield Star, both players would be open to following Jokanovic to Sheffield United this summer and making returns to English football.
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The report adds though that at this stage it is unclear whether the Blades would be wanting to pursue a move for either of the pair during the window.
You can understand the potential links to both Guedioura and Kodija and the pair have shown they can be important players under Jokanovic’s coaching at Al-Gharafa. However, they are now both entering the latter stages of their careers and it might be a major risk for the Blades to bring them both into the club on the level of wages they are likely to be on in Qatar.
Kodjia would make more sense in terms of a player that might be able to make a major difference for them next term. The forward is still only 31-years-old so he has a few more years left in him at a high level you would think. He has shown he can still be a real threat in the final third with his 19 strikes for Al-Gharafa since he made the move there.
Guedioura has plenty of experience and in the past has been a real quality midfielder in the Championship. However, he is now 35-years-old and this is one that would be one to avoid for me. Jokanovic will obviously know more about their conditions having been working with them so if he feels they can still do a job then it might be worth making a move for the pair.