Tshibola sends emotional messages to Aston Villa and Reading fans

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

Aaron Tshibola recently joined Aston Villa from Championship rivals Reading in the summer transfer window.

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

Aaron Tshibola has taken to Twitter and Instagram to send emotional messages to Aston Villa and Reading fans.

Tshibola recently joined Villa from Championship rivals Reading on a four-year contract, as announced on the Villans’ official Twitter page.

The 21-year-old midfielder has taken to social media to express his excitement at joining the Villans.

The former England Under-18 international has also thanked everyone at Reading for their support over the years.

Tshibola has also expressed his gratitude to the late Eamonn Dolan, former academy manager of Reading who passed away last month.

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


First I like to thank God - without him, none of this would be possible! He has blessed me with an opportunity I could have never imagined so early in my career. My faith in him has never been brought into question. Without the support of my family, my agent and my friends, who have have supported me through the good and the bad times of last season especially. I am honoured to be a Aston Villa player, and cannot wait to begin doing my part to help this great club get back to where it belongs. I would like to give a massive thank you to @readingfc nurturing and developing me from a young boy, into a young man. Furthermore, a special mention to the fans who have been amazing and extremely supportive. I met some great people and made friends who will be friends for life! Last, but surely not least...Eamonn Dolan! A man who played an integral part in my development. A true gentlemen who will never be forgotten. Thank you! #Newbeginnings #Claretandblue #Godisawesome AT

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General view before the game - Villa Park

Tshibola is a talented young midfielder who has experience of playing in the Championship.

During the 2015-16 season, the 21-year-old created five chances in 12 Championship appearances for Reading.

The youngster had a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 25%, and won 15 headers, eight dribbles and 11 tackles.

Villa will play in the Championship next season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Villans will be aiming to finish in the top two of the league table during the 2016-17 campaign, but they are going to find it very difficult.

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

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