Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce as stated that if a club like Chelsea look to sign Jonathan Kodjia, his side will be forced into selling.
Most of Aston Villa’s summer recruits have disappointed this season but striker Jonathan Kodjia has been the exception since his £11 million move to Villa Park from Bristol City.
Kodjia has scored an impressive 19 goals in 37 appearances since joining Villa at the start of the current campaign and the 27-year-old is certain to be attracting the interest from a host of clubs during the upcoming summer.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has been speaking about Kodjia’s future at Villa Park beyond the end of the current campaign and has stated that while the club will look to do their best to keep hold of the striker, they will be powerless if a big side such as Chelsea come calling for his services.
Bruce speaks about Kodjia’s future
“There will be all sorts of questions throw at us because he’s had an outstanding season,” he said, as reported by the Birmingham Mail.
“But I don’t envisage any problems. We will do our utmost to keep him here. He’s only been here eight months or so and he’s got a four-year contract. On top of that, we’re Aston Villa and we want to get into the Premier League and that means we want to keep hold of our best players. That’s the simple outlook.
“But you can never say never. If Chelsea come in tomorrow and offer ridiculous money then everybody has got their price unfortunately, that’s the way football is. I know Jon is happy. He’s enjoying his football, he’s playing on the international stage where he’s having some success so long may it continue.
“He’s got a four-year contract. You sign them and you expect people to honour them. Now, we see them broken all the time but if you commit to a four-year contract, you commit, and I expect Jonathan to be the same.”