Aaron Tshibola says he’s been blown away by Villa’s size and stature – and insists he wants to be a big part of the drive to lead us back into the Premier League.
Tshibola today became our third summer signing as he put pen to paper on a four year deal.
The all-action midfielder knows that the fans are hurting and wants to bring joy into their lives as quickly as possible.
He said: “I am delighted to be here. I am buzzing to be in the claret and blue.
“The history of this football Club is there for all to see. It speaks for itself. I have been getting shivers reading through all the cups and titles this Club has won. It’s incredible.
“Aston Villa is a massive football Club. Everyone knows it should be in the Premier League. We will be fighting to go straight back up.
I have been getting shivers reading through all the cups and titles this Club has won.
“The Club has been in a low point. But I want to be part of that journey back up. It’s a new era now, a fresh start. We’ve got to forget what’s happened and focus on bouncing straight back up.”
Tshibola was quick to thank his former Club, Reading, for the opportunities they afforded him.
The 21-year-old rose through the ranks at the Royals and spoke highly of the organisation he left behind.
He said: “I have massive respect for Reading. I have met some great people there and developed through the age ranks.
“It’s the next step in my career now. But I wish everyone well at Reading. I am very thankful for my time there.”