Report: Aston Villa offer Aaron Tshibola to Italian clubs for cut-price fee

Dean Smith manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Stoke City at Villa Park on December 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aaron Tshibola may not be offered a second chance in the Championship with Aston Villa and a move to Serie A could be on the cards.

Aaron Tshibola of Villa in action during the pre- season friendly between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on July 30, 2016 in Birmingham, England.

Steve Bruce may no longer be the Aston Villa manager, but that does not mean Aaron Tshibola will be given a chance to salvage his career with the Birmingham club.

Since arriving from Reading for £5 million in the summer of 2016 (TEAMtalk), Tshibola has not come close to securing a regular first-team place at Villa Park. He has made just five Championship starts for the Villans and spent time on loan at Nottingham Forest, MK Dons and Kilmarnock.

 

According to reports in Italy, Villa are now ready to make a substantial loss on the seldom-seen 24-year-old.

Calciomercato claims that the side now managed by Dean Smith have offered Tshibola to a number of Serie A clubs.

Aaron Tshibola of Milton Keynes Dons contests the ball with Raheem Hanley of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League One match between Milton Keynes Dons and Northampton Town at...

Villa are willing to let him leave on loan with an option to buy, in a deal that could add up to around £2.8 million.

It has not yet been revealed which clubs would be interested in signing Tshibola, but it is understood that there are some top Italian teams who are willing to offer the midfielder a fresh start after a difficult couple of years.

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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