Aston Villa transfer news: Villains to offload Tshibola in Jan

By Danny Wright

20th Dec, 2017 | 3:01pm

Aston Villa to offload £5m midfielder in Jan, top-flight side interested in deal - report

Aston Villa are prepared to offload Aaron Tshibola when the transfer window re-opens in January, according to a report.

The Birmingham Mail claims that the Villains are finally prepared to get rid of Tshibola, 22, after signing him in 2016 from Reading for a fee of £5million.

The midfielder has since made just 10 appearances across all competitions for the Championship club and was recently returned to Villa Park by MK Dons after a poor loan spell that saw him play just 16 times.

It is understood that Tshibola is attracting attention from north of the border in Scotland.

Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock, managed by former West Brom boss Steve Clarke, are reported to be interested in striking up a deal for the Aston Villa flop.

However the Birmingham Mail claims that Tshibola showed reluctance to move to the Scottish top-flight in January when there was interest in him 11 months ago.

Football Insider verdict

Tshibola has really struggled to make any impact whatsoever at Villa Park and it is about time that the club have decided to try and cash in on him once and for all. Some of the club’s spending has been bizarre in the past couple of seasons and the £5million splashed on the former Reading player was simply ridiculous. It’s highly unlikely that Aston Villa will pick up anywhere near that sort of money by selling him, especially to a team like Kilmarnock. The Villains could expect a six-figure fee for the £5million flop – if they’re lucky. Just getting him off the wage bill though would be one big bonus.

In other Aston Villa news, the Villains have held talks over making a January swoop for this Premier League playmaker.

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