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One year after exit, Aston Villa flop Jores Okore to be moved on again after another poor season

Aston Villa's Jores Okore

The Danish international will be leaving Copenhagen this summer after a poor campaign.

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli in action with Aston Villa's Tom Cleverley and Jores OkoreLiverpool's Mario Balotelli in action with Aston Villa's Tom Cleverley and Jores Okore

When Aston Villa signed Danish talent Jores Okore from Nordsjaelland in June 2013, for a fee reported by the Daily Mail to be worth around £4 million, they were grabbing a top youngster considered one of the best young defenders in Europe.

Following their relegation to the Championship last season however Okore’s departure looked more than likely.

Okore played just 14 times for Villa last 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 clash with Bournemouth – as reported by The Guardian.

FC Copenhagen coach Stale Solbakken during the press conferenceFC Copenhagen coach Stale Solbakken during the press conference

Okore did move on in the summer. He headed back to Denmark, joining FC Copenhagen on a free transfer.

Once again he has struggled. Injury problems and a lack of form saw him play just five times in the league for the Danish giants and, speaking to Ekstra Bladet yesterday, the club’s manager Stale Solbakken confirmed that Okore would be leaving the club this summer, 100 per cent.

Aston Villa's Jores OkoreAston Villa's Jores Okore

He is in talks with another Danish side as the 24-year-old’s career continues to stumble.

Aston Villa are seemingly not missing out on much.

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