Jores Okore says he could still be fined by Aston Villa, would like Premier League football next season

Aston Villa's Jores Okore remonstrates with referee Kevin Friend

The Danish defender found himself demoted to the under-21s earlier this season.

Stoke's Ibrahim Afellay in action with Aston Villa's Jores OkoreStoke's Ibrahim Afellay in action with Aston Villa's Jores Okore

Following their relegation to the Championship plenty of Aston Villa players look set to be on their way out of the club – with Danish defender Jores Okore looking likely to exit.

The centre-back appears happy with the idea of leaving, after a troubled campaign at Villa Park.

Speaking to Ekstra Bladet today he explained how his time at the club might be coming to an end and how he hoped to continue playing in the Premier League:

“A new start? Now we have changed the coach five times in the time I've been at the club.

“This can also be an end to it all for me at Aston Villa.

“If I was 29-30-years-old, the situation would probably have been different.

“I am 23-years-old and will play football every weekend in the Premier League. I expect and I hope that is also going to happen in the future.”

Aston Villa's Jores Okore remonstrates with referee Kevin FriendAston Villa's Jores Okore remonstrates with referee Kevin Friend

Okore played just 14 times for Villa this season after battling injury problems, as well as enduring a massive fall-out with interim boss Eric Black in April.

It saw Okore demoted to the under-21s as Black accused the Dane of telling him he did not want to feature on the bench for a cash with Bournemouth last month, or in any future game this season – as reported by The Guardian.

Okore also spoke about this incident, telling Ekstra Bladet that he may yet receive a fine relating to the issue:

“I know that the club is currently considering the situation and a possible consequence is that I can be fined for what happened.”

Tottenham's Dele Alli in action with Aston Villa's Jores OkoreTottenham's Dele Alli in action with Aston Villa's Jores Okore

The defender has shown glimpses of his obvious talent during his time at Villa but injury and this latest issue have certainly not helped endear him to the Villa public.

Perhaps a summer exit would be best for the player.

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