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Report: Sheffield United could land £15m star; 11 international goals to his name

Sheffield United may get the chance to sign former Aston Villa striker, Jonathan Kodjia, according to a report from the Sheffield Star.

It is claimed that Kodjia, now 31, would be open to returning to England and following Slavisa Jokanovic to Bramall Lane. The former Villa man has scored

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Kodjia scored 11 goals in just 20 games for Al G-Gharafa last term. He only arrived at the club in January of 2020, but has proved a roaring success.

But with his current boss Jokanovic set to take over at Bramall Lane officially from next month, Kodjia could now follow. It is claimed by the Star that the forward, along with Adlene Guedioura, are open to a switch.

Goal machine

Kodjia, who has scored 11 in 25 for Ivory Coast, is well known in England.

After a good spell with Bristol City, he moved to Aston Villa for what was, at the time, a record £15m move (BBC).

Kodjia helped Villa back into the Premier League back in 18/19. However, he became a bit-part player under Dean Smith. After just six months in the top flight, he moved to Al-Gharafa to work with Jokanovic.

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The striker his seven goals in just ten games last term. His best campaign came in his debut season with Villa. Kodjia notched 19 times that year, equalling his best efforts for Bristol City.

Sheffield United News View: Kodjia knows where the net is but others would have to make way

The problem United have got is that strikers are one area we don’t really need to add to. We have a number of options, so if the club do sign Kodjia, then someone has to move.

Lys Mousset is likely to leave. Billy Sharp is 35 and may need to have a conversation with Jokanovic. Oli McBurnie has been linked with a move to both Wolves and Rangers, while Rhian Brewster has yet to score.

So while there’s no doubt Kodjia would add experience and guile to our attack, it will come at a cost for someone.

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