With the European and loan transfer windows remaining open, there was always some expectation that we might see a departure or two before we ticked into September at Aston Villa, and often forgotten about midfielder, Aaron Tshibola, is now reportedly on his way.
Having picked him up from Reading for £5million, it hasn’t been a successful stay in reality and he received mixed reviews from the fans in his ten appearances for us. With mixed loan spells at Nottingham Forest and MK Dons before he did impress far more with Kilmarnock as he rejoined Steve Clarke, it was hoped that someone would come in for him.
BREAKING!@WaaslandBeveren trekt Aaron TSHIBOLA (24,????????) aan.
Komt over van @AVFCOfficial.
— (MVS) ® ???? (@MichVergauwen) August 29, 2019
According to Belgian outlet Voetbal Primeur who lean on a report in Het Laatste Nieuws, Belgian Pro League side Waasland-Beveren are in talks with us over a permanent deal for the 24-year-old.
There’s no speculation about the potential fee here, and we’ll undoubtedly take a knock on what we paid, but given he’s not in head coach Dean Smith’s plans, even if we can recoup something in the region of a £1million it’ll help our summer spending, but even that might be a tough ask given he’s out of contract next summer.
I think most would simply wish him well, it didn’t work out, but plenty of deals in recent years have been equally disastrous and more costly than Tshibola.
Apologies for the late edit (and not a rewrite) but I need my bed.
This was confirmed as a deal very late yesterday evening by his new club.
Welkom op de Freethiel, Aaron Tshibola! ????????
— Waasland-Beveren (@WaaslandBeveren) August 29, 2019