Aaron Tshibola discusses Aston Villa release clause

Aaron Tshibola of Kilmarnock vies with Stuart Armstrong of Celtic during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on May 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Tshibola is currently on loan from Villa at Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.

23rd September 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Aaron Tshibola of Kilmarnock outjumps Youssouf Mulumbu of Celtic

Aaron Tshibola has told The Sun that he has a recall clause in his season-long loan at Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock that means he can return to Aston Villa in the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old has starred for Kilmarnock under Steve Clarke in the top tier of Scottish football, making six league appearances for Killie and even scoring in the most recent win over St. Mirren.

Tshibola, a £5.5million signing from Reading in the summer of 2016 under Roberto Di Matteo, would have played more for Killie but only moved to Rugby Park towards the end of the window.

 

The former Royals midfielder, who played under Clarke at the Madjeski Stadium, stated that he is hoping new Villa boss Dean Smith is watching him and is open to the possibility of a recall in January.

“I feel I’m playing well. The new manager is in and hopefully the club are watching my games," Tshibola said. "“I know I’ve got a clause in January if they want me to come back.”

Tshibola struggled at Villa following his move, managing just 10 appearances before leaving to join Nottingham Forest on loan for the rest of the 2016-17 season.

Aaron Tshibola of Aston Villa during the Premier League 2 match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Villa Park on January 08, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

He then tried his luck at MK Dons during the start of 2017-18 but was recalled in November, before joining Killie in January 2018 where he has since reignited his career north of the border.

He has less than two years remaining on his contract at Villa.

Aaron Tshibola of Aston Villa  celebrates after scoring during the Premier League 2 match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Villa Park on January 08, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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