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Aston Villa fans react to Harold Moukoudi's explanation for transfer snub

A general view of the outside of the ground prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Cardiff City at Villa Park on November 26, 2016 in Birmingham, England.

Harold Moukoudi rejected a move to Aston Villa last month.

General views of Villa park before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on August 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa's defensive nightmare has been well-documented, and one of their top targets has explained why he snubbed a move to Villa Park.

Villa saw John Terry leave the club when his contract expired this past summer, as did Christopher Samba, leaving Mile Jedinak to play as a makeshift centre back.

Villa did though attempt to bring in centre backs before the loan deadline on August 31st, but they couldn't secure either of their two young targets in the final hours.

 

Aberdeen rejected Villa's offer for Scott McKenna, whilst Le Havre talent Harold Moukoudi flat out refused a move to Villa Park after holding talks.

Moukoudi, 20, has come up through the Le Havre ranks in recent years, and has emerged as one of the top young French defenders, sparking interest in Britain and in Ligue 1.

Villa attempted to secure his signature, offering a loan deal with a permanent clause for January, but Moukoudi rejected the offer and chose to stay with Le Havre.

General view of Villa Park before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on February 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Moukoudi has this week explained his decision, telling France Bleu that he saw great facilities, but felt Villa's football was not the same as what he has been playing in France.

Villa fans took that to mean that Moukoudi didn't want to play in Steve Bruce's direct style of play and slammed their under fire boss on Twitter for failing to secure the deal, laying the blame at his feet.

A general view of the outside of the ground prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Cardiff City at Villa Park on November 26, 2016 in Birmingham, England.

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