Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia has spent the start of 2017 representing his national side Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations.
But after their exit due to a defeat against Morocco, Kodjia will now return to Villa Park and focus on his club duties.
The club have struggled for options up front in his absence especially with the ongoing saga relating to Ross McCormack and his broken gate.
Kodjia took to Twitter to share his disappointment with his country’s loss but also his excitement on returning to England, where he will meet his new teammates including Henri Lansbury.
While some fans sympathised with the striker for their defeat, most fans couldn’t help but express their excitement to have the former Bristol City man back.
Here are a few tweets from Villa fans which sum up their excitement…
sorry for your exit but we can't wait to have you back big man.
— TW Villan (@Villafanblog) January 25, 2017
we've missed you so bad! We're so glad to have our main man back! We Love you from all Villa ❤????
— Aston Villa Updates (@AstonVilla_info) January 25, 2017
can't wait to have you back you're the best striker in the league and will fire us into the playoffs
— David Williams (@d4vidwilliams) January 25, 2017
Class Jonathan. Just class. You're a Villa legend in the making ???????????? #avfc
— The Two Rons (@tonyglloyd) January 25, 2017
— Neil H (@1969madhatter) January 25, 2017
Come home quick we've bought a Midfield
— The 12th Man???????? (@joe_ridley) January 25, 2017
Make sure your electric gates are working!
— Andy Lomax (@TheDoctorBury) January 25, 2017
If you’re a Villa fan.. Do you share with the excitement of your fellow supporters? How much of an impact can this man’s return have on your season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!