Report: Villa close in on Hutton

10 July 2011 12:19
Aston Villa are reportedly in talks with Tottenham regarding a move for Scotland international right-back Alan Hutton.[LNB] Villa boss Alex McLeish has identified the Spurs star as a top target this summer, as he attempts to put his own stamp on a squad inherited from Gerard Houllier.[LNB]It is believed that Harry Redknapp is willing to discuss a deal, as he prepares to make Kyle Walker his first-choice right-back at White Hart Lane.[LNB]Hutton has struggled to hold down regular first-team football throughout his four years with Spurs, making just over 50 appearances since completing a move from Rangers.[LNB]He would relish the opportunity to start afresh at Villa, especially as he has worked with McLeish before during their time together at Ibrox.[LNB]It is understood that talks are progressing nicely, with Villa close to agreeing a fee for the 26-year-old Scotland international.

Source: Team_Talk