Nottingham Forest have been linked with several strikers already during a transfer window which is just eight days old.

The Reds boss Sabri Lamouchi has made no secret of his desire to bolster his ranks with some more firepower.

Glenn Murray, Che Adams, Billy Sharp and Eddie Nketiah are just some of the names to have already been touted as potential Forest targets.

One man who isn’t confirmed to be a concrete target but perhaps would be worth a look is Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia.

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The 30-year-old has been a peripheral figure this season, making 10 appearances and scoring two goals in the Carabao Cup.

His record of scoring goals at Championship level is pretty steady. He has 47 goals in 139 appearances and helped Villa into the Premier League last season.

Kodjia signed for Villa in 2016 costing the club £11 million from Bristol City. During his time at Villa Park, he has netted 31 goals and has never really let the club down.


He isn’t in Dean Smith’s plans although an injury to Wesley will probably see Villa hold onto him until they have a replacement sorted themselves.


Kodjia is a different sort of striker to Lewis Grabban and there is enough reason to suggest he’d be a nice fit at Forest.

He knows the league, is strong and is capable of scoring different types of goals.

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Some loose suggestions in the media and on social media have claimed Forest’s interest in Kodjia. At this stage, however, it doesn’t seem to have much substance.

The Reds should be looking at him though and he could certainly do a job at the City Ground.

He is currently paid £35,000-a-week (Spotrac) at Villa Park and a loan for the remainder of the campaign might prove a decent move for all parties.

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