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Jores Okore set to fight for his Villa future

Once an outcast, Jores Okore is fighting back.

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After his much publicised falling out with caretaker manager Eric Black, it seemed as though Jores Okore's Aston Villa career was coming to an end. However, this may no longer be the case.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Jores Okore has told both interested parties and friends of his that he has no intention of leaving Aston Villa, and that he intends to fight for his place at B6.

The 23 year old Danish international's Villa career has been somewhat hampered by injuries, but on his day, he is possibly the Villa centre back with the most upside. Thus his decision to sit out the remainder of last season after falling out with Eric Black was a huge blow for the team, and for us fans.

Interestingly, before signing for Aston Villa, Jores Okore turned down a move to Chelsea, who were then managed by current Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo. But it seems as though Di Matteo's appointment as Villa manager has played a part in Okore's decision, as he has expressed a desire to impress the new boss as Villa reconvene for pre-season training next Wednesday.

As for how Aston Villa will lineup next season, a potential centre back partnership of Jores Okore and new boy Tommy Elphick sure sounds good. What do you think of this? Let us know in the comments below.