BT Jores Okore September 6thJores Okore arrived at Aston Villa in the summer 2013 transfer window, with great hope attached to the former Nordsjælland player.

Okore was not only highly rated in Denmark, but outside his own country too and Villa were apparently only one of several clubs interested in the defender.

Despite flashes of what a good defender he could become, Okore for whatever reasons fell out of favour at Aston Villa, and then well and truly fell out with the club.

The 24 year old was almost certain to leave this summer, and he did, but he may have ended up somewhere else.

Signing for FC Copenhagen, he could have been at FC Midtjylland instead, but the club wanted to reduce their own wage bill first, and bring some money in. The wait meant that FC Copnehagen won the race, but it wasn’t plain sailing.

Danish newspaper Bt explain that FC Midtjylland had held talks over signing Okore, and needed to decide whether to accept the amounts required in Okore’s playing contract. Wages in English football are obviously far higher than those in Danish football.

FC Copnehagen manager Stale Solbakken is quoted as saying competition wasn’t a hurdle for him, but the contract was: “I never felt that we had competition for him, and I had not heard of it, you’re telling me about FCM. For me it was his contract with Aston Villa, which was the ‘problem’ to be solved.”

BT then go on to reiterate, according to their information, which you’d have to think is pretty well sourced considering who they’re quoting, Okore left Aston Villa for free, with the club entitled to a percentage of any future sale.