Report: Derby County agree to sign striker Jonathan Kodjia, deal worth staggering £14m

Jonathan Kodjia - Bristol City

Derby County are ready to sign Bristol City striker Jonathan Kodjia in a stunning deal.

Jonathan Kodjia - Bristol CityJonathan Kodjia celebrates scoring for Bristol City

According to a report from the Bristol Post, Derby County have agreed a deal to sign Bristol City striker Jonathan Kodjia, with the move believed to be worth up to £14m.

The Rams lost 1-0 to Burton Albion on Friday night, meaning they have scored just one goal in five Championship games so far this season.

Jonathan Kodjia - Bristol City 2Jonathan Kodjia celebrates scoring against West Bromwich Albion

Manager Nigel Pearson desperately needs to sort out his side's attack, and his solution seems to be to splash the cash after a quiet summer transfer window at the iPro Stadium.

Having signed no new faces so far this summer, Derby appear to be ready to make a late splash before the transfer deadline on Wednesday night, with the Bristol Post reporting that the Rams have agreed a deal to sign Bristol City striker Kodjia.

Jonathan Kodjia scores the second goal for Bristol CityJonathan Kodjia scores for Bristol City

Kodjia, 26, joined the Robins from French side Angers last season, and took the Championship by storm with an impressive 19 goals in his first season at Ashton Gate.

Now, the Ivory Coast international looks set to leave the club having been left out of today's game against Aston Villa, with reports suggesting that a deal with Derby has been struck.

Jonathan Kodjia of Bristol City (C) in action with Danny Batth of Wolverhampton Wanderers (R)Jonathan Kodjia of Bristol City (C) in action with Danny Batth of Wolverhampton Wanderers (R)

It's claimed that, having made an initial offer of £10m earlier this week, Derby have now agreed a deal which will cost around £14m, making it a quite staggering deal for Pearson's men as they search for more goals.

A strong, pacey striker who dazzled last season, Kodjia could be a smart addition for Derby, but at £14m he will certainly be expected to replicate the scoring success he enjoyed last season.

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