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Football League World’s Cardiff City fan pundit Rhys Davies has offered his assessment of the club’s apparent interest in acquiring the services of Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia this January, with Football Insider reporting that the 30-year-old is of interest to the Bluebirds.
The Ivorian frontman has found game time largely limited this term following Aston Villa’s return to the Premier League, with the towering striker having only made two substitute appearances so far.
It is perhaps unsurprising however that Cardiff are interested in the frontman, as his Championship record of 47 goals in over 130 games underlines his credentials for a move to the Bluebirds this winter.
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We caught up with Davies earlier this week to discuss the club’s interest in Kodjia and here is what the Cardiff fan pundit had to say on the rumours:
“He has the potential to be a really good singing.
“Kodjia has played five seasons in the Championship, with his first one in the 2016/2017 season being far and away his best campaign to date.
“He netted a very impressive 19 times in just 36 games for Villa that season, and on that form he would have got into most if not all Championship teams.
“Consistency has been his issue however.
“In his last two seasons in the championship he has only managed to find the net 10 times in over 50 appearances, and with the Ivory Cost international being thirty years of age, will Neil Harris be willing to take a risk on him?”
The Cardiff fan then summarised his thoughts on the matter by concluding with the following statement:
“There is no doubt that he has the ability to score, and with him seemingly performing his best in his debut seasons at new clubs, Cardiff could definitely do with a striker that can score goals.”
It remains to be seen if the Ivorian will indeed be available for transfer and be keen on a move to south Wales, however he is bound to attract interest from second division clubs who are looking to realise their dreams of promotion this campaign.