Aston Villa have completed a £10m deal for Genk striker Mbwana Samatta.

The 27-year-old Tanzania international has signed a four-and-half-year deal, subject to a work permit and international clearance being granted.

He has scored 10 goals for Genk in all competitions this season including a goal at Anfield against Liverpool in the Champions League.

“I’m really pleased we have managed to bring Mbwana to the club,” said Villa manager Dean Smith.

“He has scored goals throughout his career and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Villa have played their last three games without a recognised striker after after losing Brazilian forward Wesley for the rest of the season with a knee injury sustained at Burnley on New Year’s Day.

Earlier, Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia completed a move to Qatar side Al-Gharafa for an undisclosed fee.

The 30-year-old Ivory Coast international, who would have been out of contract at the end of the season, has made only nine appearances in the current campaign, with his only two goals coming against an under-strength Liverpool side in December’s Carabao Cup quarter-final.

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