Report: Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak wanted by Birmingham City

Winston Reid and Libor Kozak

Aston Villa striker Kozak is wanted by Birmingham.

According to a report in the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak is wanted by second city rivals Birmingham City, who are considering making an approach for him.

Kozak is out of favour at Villa Park, and has yet to make a single appearance for the Midlands side in the Premier League this season.

He started pre-season in good form under Tim Sherwood, but failed to ever make his way into the head coach’s starting plans.

In recent weeks, the 26-year-old has failed to even make into a matchday squad, with Remi Garde not once calling him up to be part of his 18 selected players.

Kozak has scored four goals in 16 games for Villa’s first-team, but his lack of action this season has forced him to look for a move away, and the report claims that he is ready to leave Villa Park on a short-term loan deal.

Birmingham are in the market for a new forward due to the injury to Clayton Donaldson, and Gary Rowett has lined up a move for Kozak if Villa accept his departure.

With just days left of the Football League loan window - it closes on Thursday this week - Birmingham will be hoping their second city rivals allow the striker to move to St Andrews in the coming days.

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