Aaron Tshibola’s Aston Villa career did not go as planned and he was one player who was never likely to play any part in their return to the Premier League.
The close of the English transfer window came and went without him securing a move to a domestic side, but he has now made a switch to Belgium.
Belgian outfit Waasland Beveren confirmed on their official website that the former Reading midfielder has joined them on a three-year deal.
He is still only 24 so has plenty of time to rebuild his career and show once more the obvious talent that convinced Villa to sign him in the first place.
He was so far off the landscape at Villa that it’s almost surprising that their fans remembered who he was when the move was confirmed.
Some of them were quick to criticise the player for the way his time in the Midlands didn’t work out but others wanted to wish him well and saw a young man who just made the wrong move at the wrong time.
Either way, his Villa nightmare is now over and it’s better for all parties that they can just move on.
Wasteland for wasteman
— Scott (@AVFC_Scott) August 29, 2019
Good luck to him
— wigwickwesley 🇮🇪 (@mastermoraess) August 29, 2019
Sounds like one of them dodgy teams they have 6 rounds before the FA Cup 1st round proper kicks in
— Adam UTV (@UtvAdam) August 29, 2019
Didn't work out for him here but I wish him the best. To be fair he has always wanted to go out and play. So good luck Tish.
— Captain Jack. (@10Grealish) August 29, 2019
Random move but good luck to him…
— Daniel Irvine©️ (@danirvine7) August 29, 2019
Good luck to him
— Tom Coe (@tomcoe) August 29, 2019
To everyone asking they're bottom of the Belgium jupiter league (the top league in Belgium)
— Kev Wilson 🦁 (@luckysalt) August 29, 2019
No loss there.
— Matt P (@MattParish76) August 29, 2019
— Iacomus_B (@Eli_techno) August 29, 2019
Belgian clubs are making a habit of signing English flops
— Andrew Maddox (@MaddoxAVFC) August 29, 2019
Thank God he is permanently off our Books – a tragic and expensive failure for Villa and the Lad himself
— Keith (Hilly) Hill (@hilly53) August 29, 2019