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Gabby Agbonlahor set for Turkish Süper Lig switch?

Are Gabby Agbonlahor's Villa days numbered?

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According to several reports this afternoon, Gabby Agbonlahor could be on his way to Turkish top division side Kayserispor.

Now, it appears as though the rumour originates from this site, which, unfortunately is in Turkish. We are currently working to translate and figure out how reliable the source is, but in the meantime, here is what we do know.

Update: We reached out to Turkish football podcaster Ata Dizdar for his thoughts on the report, and he doesn't believe it to be a reliable source, for what it's worth. End update.

Gabby's days as a Villa player are probably numbered, though that doesn't mean for sure that he'll be leaving in this window. His form has rapidly declined in recent seasons, along with his scoring output.

His Villa career hit a new low in November 2015, when he was substituted at half time, having made just eight touches in 45 minutes against Tottenham. This game was watched by future manager Remi Garde, who hasn't played the Birmingham born striker since. Even factoring in his calf strain during this time, Gabby's Villa future looks bleak.

As for his potential destination, it makes sense that Kayserispor are interested. Currently in 13th place in the Turkish Süper Lig, "Anadolu Yıldızı" have scored the fewest goals in the division, so it makes sense that they would be after a striker. If he were to join, Gabby would be playing up front alongside ex Premier League striker Yakubu, who went to Turkey in the summer, following failed spells in China and Qatar.

Of course, until we can authenticate the source, this is just a rumour at this stage, and I'm super skeptical. My theory is that the author of the rumour read that earlier today, ex Villa and Turkish Süper Lig striker Darius Vassell retired from football,and made the connection between Villa strikers and transfers to Turkey. Far fetched? Maybe. But no more far fetched than this rumour, until we hear otherwise at least.