Forgotten Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Tshibola is wanted by Sunderland before the transfer window slams shut, according to French outlet Foot RDC.
They report that the Black Cats are keen on the 24-year-old midfielder who has slipped completely off the radar at Villa Park to boost their own promotion bid.
The report says that Sunderland will need to pay 3 million euros (£2.75 million) to land Tshibola, who moved to Villa for £4.6 million from Reading.
In truth, Tshibola simply isn’t going to get back into Dean Smith’s plans, especially with the club back in the Premier League, and a move away is best for all parties.
Many Villa fans took to Twitter in the aftermath of the report and they were all buzzing about the prospect of getting the midfielder off their books after a botched spell with the club.
Tshibola showed talent as a young player and dropping down two tiers may allow him to show it, but it’s clear his Villa career is over and moving on is best for all concerned.
— Jacob (@Yaccccccc) August 6, 2019
— ᴊᴏᴇ ʷɪʟᴅᴇ 🥺💜 (@joeyUTV) August 6, 2019
— AVFC- Prem Winner 2019/20 🦁 (@OllyRhodes4) August 6, 2019
I’ll drive him
— Paul Colquhoun (@PaulColquhoun5) August 6, 2019
In other news, villa fans forgot he still played for us 😂😂😂
— J (@jayAVFC_) August 6, 2019
He’d be good in league 1
— Sam 🇪🇬 (@1_0_1_0_1_0_I) August 6, 2019
— Gaz Williams (@Gazvilla) August 6, 2019
Harsh but seems like that's his level ..best all round for him to go if there is an offer
— David Nabarro (@Nabby81) August 6, 2019
— GazWBoot🦁 (@gaz_boot) August 6, 2019
Hurry up and take him so
— Paul Conlan (@Conlan2Paul) August 6, 2019