Aston Villa have sold Aaron Tshibola to Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Waasland-Beveren, as reported by The Birmingham Mail.
Tshibola still had a year left on his contract at Villa Park and it is unknown whether they got a fee for him, but the club were keen to get rid of any players who didn’t have a chance of playing this season, with it being reported they were willing to let him go for free earlier in the summer.
Tshibola was signed by Villa in 2016, when Roberto Di Matteo was in charge and has been sent out on loan four times, as per Transfermarkt.
The 24-year-old has only ever managed 10 competitive appearances for Aston Villa, with the last of those coming in January 2017, when he played an hour in a 1-0 loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Democratic Republic of Congo international has managed to get one goal, which came in a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United.
His latest loan spell was with Kilmarnock last season, where he made 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal.
It makes sense that Villa want to offload players who are deemed surplus to requirements, as there would be little point in keeping them around.
Not only is this a good move for the club, but it is also a positive for Tshibola, as the transfer should allow him to settle and show what he can do for one team rather than continuously moving around on various loans.
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