Aston Villa fans worried that Jonathan Kodjia could depart

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa holds off Tyler Blackett of Reading during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Reading at Villa Park on April 15, 2017 in Birmingham,...

Aston Villa are becoming worried that Jonathan Kodjia could leave this summer.

Aston Villa fans are becoming concerned that Steve Bruce is hinting that Jonathan Kodjia could leave this summer.

Bruce told the Birmingham Mail that Villa’s struggles to fit in with Financial Fair Play could lead to them selling a star player this summer.

And claret and blues fans are very concerned that Bruce is starting to hint that Kodjia could leave.

Kodjia only arrived at Villa last summer from Bristol City, and he was their most destructive attacking player last season.

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa holds off Tyler Blackett of Reading during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Reading at Villa Park on April 15, 2017 in Birmingham,...

The Ivorian managed to score 19 goals in 40 appearances and looked Villa’s brightest talent.

Kodjia’s scoring threat wasn’t backed up by his teammates, but little blame could be placed on the 27-year-old for Villa’s disappointing finish last term.

Kodjia is expected to have a key role to play at Villa over the upcoming campaign, if he does stick around.

Bruce’s side get their Championship season under way tomorrow, with a match against Hull City.

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on April 1, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

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