Aston Villa fans react on Twitter after signing Aaron Tshibola, suggest midfield partnership

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

Aston Villa have snapped up Reading midfielder Aaron Tshibola.

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

Aston Villa today confirmed the signing of midfielder Aaron Tshibola on a four-year contract from Reading, with The Mirror claiming that the fee is around £5m.

Villa had already snapped up goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini and defender Tommy Elphick, but manager Roberto Di Matteo has now made an addition to his midfield.

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

Despite just six Championship starts last season, Villa have swooped to land Reading starlet Aaron Tshibola, who was an important player under current Villa assistant Steve Clarke at the Madejski Stadium.

The athletic midfielder has played just ten minutes of football in 2016 having struggled with injuries last season, but Clarke appears to have recommended the player to Di Matteo.

General view before the game - Villa Park

Tshibola appears to have a huge future ahead of him, hence Villa's acceptance of such a huge asking price for a player of such little experience.

Since the deal was announced earlier today, Aston Villa fans have been taking to Twitter to give their views on the club's latest signing, with many supporters excited.

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

Many fans, whilst having never seen Tshibola play for Reading, are excited to see him in action having heard so many good things from Reading fans, and are eager to see him develop at Villa Park.

Others suggested a midfield partnership with Gary Gardner, despite the club also having Jordan Veretout, Idrissa Gueye and Ashley Westwood in the ranks and in contention to play in central midfield...

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