Annoyed, gutted: Reading fans react on Twitter to Aaron Tshibola's reported Aston Villa move

Everton's Leon Osman and Reading's Aaron Tshibola jump for a header

Reading fans are devastated to see midfielder Aaron Tshibola head to Aston Villa.

Everton's Leon Osman and Reading's Aaron Tshibola jump for a headerReading's Aaron Tshibola jumps for a header

According to Get Reading, Aston Villa have had a £5m bid for Reading midfielder Aaron Tshibola accepted - and Royals fans are far from happy.

After Villa snapped up Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick last month, manager Roberto Di Matteo is looking for more additions to his squad, with a new midfielder seemingly on the way.

Tottenham's Etienne Capoue is brought down by Reading's Aaron Tshibola (R) for a penalty

Get Reading claim that Reading starlet Aaron Tshibola is on the verge of joining Villa, after Di Matteo's £5m bid was accepted earlier today.

It's stated that Tshibola will travel to the Midlands for talks and a medical, with a deal expected to go through before the end of the week, with the youngster set to reunite with Steve Clarke.

General view before the game - Villa Park

Villa assistant Clarke handed Tshibola his Reading debut during his time as Royals boss, and no doubt gave Di Matteo a glowing recommendation of the player as Villa prepare to splash the cash on the 20-year-old.

It's a particularly huge fee considering that Tshibola started just six Championship games last season, and has only played ten minutes of action since the end of October 2015, having struggled with injuries.

Regardless, Tshibola - who has been on the books at the Madejski Stadium since 2008 - is highly regarded at Reading, and fans took to Twitter to share just how disappointed they are with the deal.

Jordan Jones and Aaron Tshibola of Hartlepool United in as Damien McCrory of Burton Albion lies on the pitch

Reading supporters claimed they are 'annoyed' and 'gutted' to see Tshibola leave, with some even claiming that they wouldn't have accepted Villa's £5m bid, as the player is worth even more - though others acknowledged that it's hard to keep a player who wants to leave the club.

Fans mostly want to see the money reinvested, but predicted great success for Tshibola, tipping him for a move to a top Premier League team one day, as he's allegedly the best Reading youth product since Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has enjoyed huge success in the top flight.

Here are some of the reactions from Reading fans as Tshibola closes in on a move to Aston Villa...

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