Ivory Coast's Kodjia completes Al Gharafa move

Ivory Coast's Kodjia completes Al Gharafa move
Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia celebrates scoring

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 21, 2020. 15:00

Ivory Coast international Jonathan Kodjia has completed his move to Qatar’s Stars League side Al Gharafa.

The towering marksman has joined the club from English Premier League outfit from Aston Villa.

Al Gharafa have reportedly paid £2.5million for Kodjia, who helped Villa secure promotion to the Premier League from the English Championship.

Villa confirmed the 30-year-old player’s departure on their official website.

A club statement read: “Jonathan Kodjia has completed a move to Al Gharafa for an undisclosed fee.”

“The Ivory Coast international striker, 30, has linked up with the Qatar-based club on a two-and-a-half-year contract.”

“Kodjia arrived at Villa Park in 2016 and scored 31 goals in 106 matches. The club wishes Jonathan all the very best for the future.”

Villa have replaced Kodjia with Tanzania international Mbwana Samatta, who joined the club from Belgian side KRC Genk.

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