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Kodjia Excited For City Challenge

Jonathan Kodjia has spoken of his excitement at becoming a Bristol City player

The 25-year-old has penned a three-year deal after joining the club from French Ligue 2 side SCO Angers for a €3m deal.

Kodjia exclusively told “I am very happy to be here and to meet the manager and the staff.

“I looked on the internet and I know the club is getting a new stadium renovation. I know about the big fanbase, the players and the city of Bristol. It’s great to join the club.

“It’s a dream for a lot of players in France to play in the English leagues and I am no different.”

Kodjia helped Angers win promotion from Ligue 2 last season, scoring 15 goals in 29 appearances. He was also voted Player of the Year in the division.

He added: “I can run and I enjoy scoring goals. People have said my strengths are my pace and athleticism; hopefully that continues to still be the case in England.

“I am looking forward to discovering a new country, and on a professional level, meeting my new team-mates and experiencing the competition in the Championship.”

French-born Kodjia, whose family hail from Ivory Coast, cites Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure as his football inspirations.