Aston Villa have rejected two bids for midfielder Aaron Tshibola, according to a report.
The Birmingham Mail claims that Tshibola, 23, will leave the Villains at some point this month but it appears that the multiple offers so far have not reached the expectations of the Championship club.
It is understood that Tshibola, who was recalled from a loan at MK Dons earlier this season, would rather seek a move abroad rather then be sent on another temporary deal to and English club.
The Birmingham Mail reported in December that Scottish top-flight club Kilmarnock were one of the teams interested in signing him as Aston Villa prepare to offload him once and for all.
Tshibola was signed by the West Midlands club from Reading in 2016 for a staggering £5million.
However he has made just 10 appearances across all competitions in that time – amounting to £500,000 for each outing he has made for the club.
Football Insider verdict
Aston Villa’s transfer policy in the past few years has been pretty ridiculous. Steve Bruce has had his flops, but the Villa Park manager has definitely made an improvement on some of the baffling choices Roberto Di Matteo made and most managers under Randy Lerner before that. Tshibola is the worst of the lot. £5million for someone who had made minimal appearances in senior football after relegation from the Premier League. The midfielder is still under contract until the end of the 2019/20 season, so getting him off the books as soon as possible should be a priority for Bruce.
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