Leon Osman and Aaron Tshibola jump for a header
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.
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.
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.
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...
Haven't watched Tshibola play but looking at his size he's the kind of player we need in the midfield if he can perform - excited #AVFC— Reece (@Reece_AV) July 10, 2016
Really excited by the Tshibola transfer, all I've heard are good things #avfc— Ryan (@RyanFarleyyy) July 10, 2016
Based on nothing but the size of them, Gardner and Tshibola could form a very solid midfield partnership. #AVFC— Glenn Morris (@GlennMorris_) July 10, 2016
Not going to pretend I know about Aaron Tshibola but Reading fans seem to rate him very highly and he's young. Looks like a good coup— Kyle (@AVFCHolloway7) July 10, 2016
Welcome Tshibola, could be very decent for us next season, and going into the future— James (@JamesTuzzio) July 10, 2016
Don't know much about Tshibola, but folk seem to speak very highly of him, which'll do for me. Now, more in & start shipping them out please— Jamie Gray (@JMGray80) July 10, 2016
Do you think Tshibola is a good signing for Aston Villa?