'May never be seen in an Aston Villa shirt again' - Fans react to Tshibola loan exit

Aaron Tshibola of Aston Villa and Joseph Thomas of Celtic in action during the Premier League International Cup match between Aston Villa U23's and Celtic U23's at Villa Park on November 9,...

Aaron Tshibola has left Aston Villa on loan for the season.

Aston Villa have announced the exit of midfielder Aaron Tshibola.

The club confirmed last night Tshibola has been sent on a season long loan to League One side MK Dons after failing to convince Steve Bruce he should be part of his first team plans.

Aaron Tshibola of Aston Villa and Joseph Thomas of Celtic in action during the Premier League International Cup match between Aston Villa U23's and Celtic U23's at Villa Park on November 9,...

Villa paid £4 million to sign Tshibola from Reading last summer when Roberto di Matteo was manager.

He struggled to make an impact early on, and he was discarded by Bruce when the experienced manager took over, managing only eight appearances.

Tshibola was sent on loan to Nottingham Forest for the second half of the season but failed to win a place in the side, playing just four games.

Kevin Wimmer of Tottenham Hotspur (L) and Aaron Tshibola of Aston Villa (R) battle for possession during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at...

The 22-year-old has now dropped down a division to get his career back on track.

Villa should pay close attention to how he gets on in League One, and hope the midfielder returns next season with his confidence restored.

Fans though are sceptical about whether he will ever make a first team appearance for the club again despite his contract running until 2020, and wondering if this is just the first step towards a permanent exit.

Here is a look at the reaction to his loan move...

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