Exclusive: £5m Tshibola set for Villa medical

Date published: Friday 8th July 2016 9:22

Aaron Tshibola: Set for Villa medical

Aaron Tshibola: Set for Villa medical

Reading midfielder Aaron Tshibola will undergo a medical at Aston Villa today before completing a £5million transfer, sources have told TEAMtalk.

Earlier in the week Aston Villa lodged a £5million bid for sought-after star and that is believed to have been accepted by the Royals, who have released the player for personal talks and a medical check.

Norwich had a bid accepted for Tshibola last month, but the fee was reported to be only £2million. That move collapsed and with more interest in the player from the likes of West Brom, Crystal Palace, Norwich and Celtic the fee for the player has risen dramatically.

Tshibola, 21, made his breakthrough for the Royals last season and new Reading boss Jaap Stam was desperate to keep the player.

“His future is here with us, I don’t want him to leave and I have spoken to the club. He’s a young player with so much quality. He needs to stay at Reading,” Stam said last month.

“He’s the kind of player we want to keep at the club, you don’t want to sell them. Maybe clubs would be tempted if a certain offer came in but I’ve spoken to the owners and told them I don’t want to sell and that he needs to stay.

“Of course, it’s up to Aaron as well, but you know how football works. There are a lot of agents involved and everybody is looking after their own interests.

“A lot of rumours come from that but for me he is going nowhere, he is staying at the club.”

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