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Our Vital Reading Editors On Aaron Tshibola

Our Vital Reading Editors On Aaron Tshibola

What our two Vital Reading editors had to say about our new signing Aaron Tshibola.....

Vital Reading editor Josh said of 21-year-old midfielder Aaron Tshibola

So looks like Reading have accepted a £5million bid for Aaron Tshibola

1) What will we be getting?

We have only managed to see Aaron in a Reading shirt on 13 occasions, but in a nutshell, you`ll be getting a hot prospect. Steve Clarke was clearly very fond of him in his time here and would have played much more last season had he have not suffered another bad injury. Aaron is mainly a defensive-minded midfielder, who uses his physical presence to his advantage. A good tackler and reads the game well for his age - his passing is a bit rough round the edges, but has all the tools to be a top player in the future.

2) Do you think the price is right?

Good question, and one that is causing debate amongst Reading fans. The previously spoken about £2 million offer would have been scandalous. An extra £3 million on top does change that perception with most though. Although the majority think Aaron will go onto be a top player, 13 games won`t tell the entire story. Accepting a £5 million offer is probably a big gamble for both Reading and Villa, but one that I agree with from our side, providing we reinvest it!

3) You surprised Reading are letting him go/sorry to see him go?

I am not shocked the club are accepting the offer as that is still a substantial amount of money, especially as we reportedly haven`t got much in the bank. I would like to think the club will re-invest but the signs aren`t good on that front. I am sorry to see an academy boy leave, but if the reports are true that he wants a move away, I never get worked up over a player that wants to leave. I wish him all the best though.

4) How did the fans view him?

The fans thought highly of him in his good yet short tenure in the team last season. Many speculated our season went downhill when he picked up his long-term injury, although there was definitely more to it. The fans and manager would rather he stay, but as said, if he doesn`t want to be here and we are getting decent money for him - it works out for everyone involved.

5) Anything else you can tell us?

As mentioned, he has had his problems with injuries in recent years. He got injured a few months into the season, then returned in January, but soon after he required an operation on his hamstring, which finished his season. That`s the only risk on Villa`s part, apart from that, the signs are it is a good signing for Villa.

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Our Vital Reading editor Thurlow97 said:

So looks like Reading have accepted a £5million bid for Aaron Tshibola

1) What will we be getting?

Well, Tshibola broke through at the start of last season and started brilliantly, sitting in front of the back four and was a key part in our great start. However, Aaron got an injury around November time and it was no coincidence that our form dipped dramatically. He never really recovered and we didn't see much more of the youngster

2) Do you think the price is right?

Considering his age and lack of game time in professional football, it's a lot of money. But I feel it's certainly worth the risk for villa. On the other hand, given Readings financial state, it's an amount we can't really turn down.

3) You surprised Reading are letting him go/sorry to see him go?

I am certainly not surprised we have reportedly accepted that. I'm getting used to the fact were a selling club and as stated above, it's an amount we can't afford to turn down. I am however very disappointed to see him go. He's our biggest prospect out of a very good bunch of youngsters.

4) How did the fans view him?

Everyone loved Tish here at Reading and how couldn't you. He barely put a foot wrong in the opening months and I can see him being a great player for villa now and in the future.

With thanks to Thurlow, we feel your pain with reference to being a selling club, albeit we are hoping that might end for Aston Villa under this new ownership!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday July 11 2016
Time: 11:18AM

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