Aston Villa have a few players out on loan this season, so here’s the next update of the 2017/18 campaign.
With the January transfer window now shut – here’s the latest state of play with our players elsewhere and where they will be as the season draws to a close.
22 year old Tshibola headed out to League One MK Dons before the first ball of 2017/18 was kicked and during his time at Stadium: MK he took in 15 starting appearances with a further showing from the substitutes bench. He scored his only goal for the club in their EFL Trophy clash with Brighton’s Under 23 side.
His loan was cut short two weeks into the month of November and January saw a move to Scottish side Kilmarnock. He made his debut for them as a substitute in the victory over Celtic and he has three starting appearances to his name so far, two from the bench and he’s opened his goal account at the club.
24 year old Gil headed back to Deportivo La Coruna over the summer for a second season long loan spell, but this time it was reported there is a buy clause inserted into the deal. Having recovered from a reasonably long term injury, he returned to full fitness and action in November and now has ten appearances to his name this campaign.
22 year old goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini is now in his second season of a loan out with Atalanta after an apparent 18 month spell was agreed back in January 2017. So far in 2017/18 he has made six appearances for the side, keeping two clean sheets.
Gary Gardner headed for Oakwell and Barnsley. So far he has made 17 starting appearances for them with a further showing from the bench.
Youngster Harry McKirdy also headed out to League Two side Crewe Alexandra in late January, making his debut and scoring a goal in their game against Wycombe Wanderers as a substitute. Since then he’s made a further starting appearance and five more from the bench.
Ritchie De Laet:
Fullback Ritchie de Laet headed back to Belgium in late January, making a move to Royal Antwerp. He has already made four starting appearances for them.
Tommy Elphick also got his wish for greater game time with a late January switch to Reading. He made his debut against Burton Albion as a substitute and has now already made his first start. He has however suffered an injury and that explains his lack of game time.
Eash Suliman made a late deadline move out to Grimsby Town, but he’s yet to make his debut for them.
And that’s your lot unless I’ve forgot somebody again.
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