Jores Okore says he will happily stay with Aston Villa in Championship, if he gets regular playing time

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The Danish international just wants to play more regularly for the club.

Aston Villa face an interesting summer, with the club all but mathematically relegated to the Championship for next season.

The Premier League’s basement club will then have some decisions to make about their playing staff.

Plenty of the club’s underperforming and overpaid players will surely be moved on as the club cut costs after relegation and look to build a team capable of earning promotion from the Championship.

One Villa player has been discussing his future this week. Defender Jores Okore has been speaking to Fyens in Denmark regarding a potential summer exit.

But he insists he is likely to remain at Villa Park, regardless of relegation, as long as whoever is in charge is set to offer him regular first-team football for the club:

“That depends on the situation.

It depends on whether the manager will use me. If he wants me and to exploit my potential, then I would like to stay. But if their thoughts are somewhere else, then I would not explain.

“I want to play football, so I hope I can be allowed to play more than I have done in recent years.”

The Danish international has struggled with injury problems this season and has featured just 12 times in the Premier League – and has recently found himself on the bench for the struggling Villa.

He had a spell where he impressed last season but in reality his time at Villa has been poor, struggling with injury from day one, he has played just 38 games in his three seasons at the club.

Perhaps a drop to the Championship could galvanise the talent of this 23-year-old – he certainly appears to be one of the few Villa players that the club might want to consider keeping hold of.

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