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Villa sign Reading midfielder Tshibola

10 Jul

Aaron Tshibola

Aaron Tshibola still had three years to run on the contract he signed at Reading in July 2015

Aston Villa have signed young Reading midfielder Aaron Tshibola on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old Royals youth product played 17 times for the club since his Football League debut in a 4-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest in August 2014.

He made 23 league appearances in a half-season loan with League Two side Hartlepool United in 2014-15.

Tshibola will be reunited with former Royals boss Steve Clarke, who is now Villa’s assistant manager.

Villa manager Roberto di Matteo told the club website: “He’s a highly- rated and well respected young player who will provide us with plenty of energy, courage and determination in the middle of the park.

“I am confident he will be a tremendous addition to our squad for the very important new season – and beyond.”

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