Aston Villa owner Tony Xia comments on Libor Kozak

Aston Villa's Libor Kozak

Aston Villa owner says Libor Kozak is emblematic of the club's problems.

Another transfer window has passed and against all odds, Libor Kozak remains an Aston Villa player.

The 27-year-old Czech has been stuck in the under-21s this season, making only two first team appearances as a substitute with the last being back in August.

Aston Villa's Libor KozakAston Villa's Libor Kozak

He faces a few months longer on the sidelines before his contract runs out in June, meaning Villa for now are stuck with him.

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Club owner Tony Xia was quizzed about the forgotten man's situation on Twitter, and hit out at previous Villa regimes for signing Kozak - and players like him - on expensive and long contracts.

He infers that Kozak's wages makes it difficult for the club to offload him, and expenses like this serve to contribute to make to rebuilding process at the club harder.

Aston Villa's Libor Kozak in action with Derby's Will HughesAston Villa's Libor Kozak in action with Derby's Will Hughes

Despite the constraints, Villa have been busy in the transfer market in the last month, spending more than any club in the Championship.

Sitting currently in 14th place in the division, Villa's rebuilding has not started to make an impact yet, but in Steve Bruce, the club have a manager they should trust to eventually get it right.

Tony Xia has a warning for Aston Villa fans and he is right

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