Aaron Tshibola is a strong, dynamic midfielder who will only get better with time.
Tshibola is adept at breaking up play efficiently and effectively but also possesses elegance in the middle of the park with a great range of passing and a fierce shot.
Aaron signed his first professional deal with Reading in March 2011 at the age of 16 and agreed to stay at Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2014.
He attracted interest from Manchester United towards the end of the 2011/12 season and played for the Red Devils as a 'guest player' alongside fellow Royals Academy graduate Jake Cooper in a tournament in Amsterdam.
Nicknamed Tish, he shone for Reading’s U21s during the 2012/13 season and continued to impress in Martin Kuhl's side in 2014/15, helping the U21s clinch the first ever Premier League Cup.
Tshibola was named on the first-team bench for the first time in 2013/14 in away games at Derby County, Brighton and Leeds - and frequently travelled with the squad.
The young prospect agreed a new two-year deal at Reading in June 2014 and in January 2015 was sent out on loan to Hartlepool.
He made 24 appearances in the second half of the season and played an important role in helping the Pools escape relegation from League Two.
Tshibola started the 2015/16 campaign under now Villa assistant manager Steve Clarke in very impressive fashion.
But an ankle injury in October 2015 saw him sidelined for two months and then, after fighting his way back to fitness, he tore his hamstring just 10 minutes into his comeback game against Walsall.
Then he was forced to undergo surgery - ruling him out for the remainder of that term.
The 21-year-old is now fighting fit and determined to make a big contribution with Roberto Di Matteo’s squad.