Aston Villa man impressed by Tshibola initiation

Reading's Aaron Tshibola

Aaron Tshibola has already had some sort of impact at Aston Villa.

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

Speaking to Aston Villa's official website, defender Jordan Amavi has revealed why he was particularly impressed with new signing Aaron Tshibola.

The 21-year-old signed a four-year deal with the West Midlands club last week after joining in a £5 million switch from Reading, according to Get Reading.

He joined his new Aston Villa team-mates on their pre-season trip to Austria, where he was forced to undergo the traditional initiation when many players join a new club.

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

"As well as the grueling schedule, we have had some downtime also – and music was a theme on this trip," he told the club's official website.

"We had the three new boys doing their initiation songs at various points during the week – and all three did a very good job. I was particularly impressed with Aaron Tshibola. He started off nervously but really had everyone clapping at the end."

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson and Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi

Aston Villa fans will be glad to hear there is a normal atmosphere in the camp. Last season, there was very little to sing about as the Villans picked up just 17 points in a miserable Premier League campaign, resulting in them finishing bottom of the table.

But supporters will be hoping that manager Roberto Di Matteo - who replaced Remi Garde as permanent manager - can unite the squad a little more this time around.

They get their Championship season underway with a trip to last season's beaten playoff finalists Sheffield Wednesday on August 7.

Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi in action with Manchester United's Ander Herrera

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