Aaron Tshibola had an ok loan spell at Kilmarnock last season. Now back with parent club Aston Villa, where does the former Kilmarnock loanee’s future lie?

The Express reported that the ex-Killie loanee signed for Villa for a staggering fee of £5 million. The fee isn’t very high for a team like the newly promoted Premier League side, but for Tshibola? He’s hardly looked like £500k since that move.

Tshibola hasn’t impressed since arriving at Aston Villa. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Now his current club are back in the Premier League, there’s next to no chance he’ll feature for them again.

Has his Kilmanrock spell put him in a good position for a permanent move away?

Tshibola won’t be back at Kilmarnock any time soon

Big things were expected of Tshibola when he rocked up at Villa Park in 2016. Not just because of the big transfer fee he came with, but because he looked like a very promising midfielder during his Reading days.

He was brilliant for Reading. (Photo by Martin Willetts/Getty Images)

Eight Villa first-team appearances and various different loan spells later, it’s fair to say the Congolese midfielder hasn’t lived up to that promise.

Tshibola wasn’t bad at Kilmarnock, but he wasn’t great either. His problem was consistency. For every game he would play well in the midfield with aggressive tackling and decent passing, Tshibola would follow it up with three or four mediocre ones.

Youssouf Mulumbu’s arrival seemed to help him. It seemed to give him an experienced pro and similar player to learn from. He seemed to use Mulumbu as a guide to success and it did improve his performances slightly after January.

Mulumbu helped Aston Villa man Tshibola whilst at Kilmarnock. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Overall though it’s unlikely he’ll back at Kilmarnock after it, or the club will be interested. He didn’t make enough of an impact over his 43 Killie appearances.

As for his Villa future, the exit door looks likely. The Villains will need to be prepared to get a fraction of the price they paid for the 24-year-old after a disappointing three years of football.

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