While Aston Villa are reported to be still keen on taking Kyle Walker on a permanent basis, a potential solution has emerged. Let’s sell them Alan Hutton!
Manager Harry Redknapp has declared that he has no intention of letting Walker go, whereas Hutton looks certain to have played his last game at the Lane. Reports are now coming through of a £5m valuation for the Scottish right back, with Villa leading the chase for his signature.
After an alleged bust up at Fulham earlier in the season, Hutton was out of the side for some time. Officially he was injured, but amidst rumours of a behind-the-scenes bust up, he has clearly fallen out of favour.
There are other possible destinations, including Sunderland who had him on loan last season, but the Villa deal would seem to tick everyone’s boxes.
He is a bit like one of my ex lovers in that he is OK when going full throttle at it and is better at putting it in than Corluka. However, he is not very good when it comes to the dirty stuff at the back. HHXX
Villa fan here. Walker can’t defend. Would happily take Hutton, a better more experienced player, at half the price.
Walker will probably be a very good player in 5 years time, and in 3 or 4 games this season he has been sensational going forward, but right now he is an absolute liability.
I watched Walker at the weekend and I agree he postionally cant defend, similar to Hutton but he is soo strong and quick that he makes up for his lack of positional ability, hes 20 years old and will be great, but next season is too soon.
As for Hutton he isnt going to get any better, he plays like a 18 yr old with potential, probably is he is brain dead, I expect Sunderland, Everton and teams of this ilk to be in for him though, there is a general lack of talented right backs.
Steinsson, O’Shea, Boyce, Simpson, Paintsil, Faubert and Hibbert are some of the premiership regular right backs, serious lack of quality
There are a lot of Spurs fans suggesting that he should have been here contesting for a place this season. But the above comments indicate that he still needs more experience. He has looked good for Spurs previously (but in one or two games), and at QPR (at a team that is dominating the division – so less defending needed). Walker looks good going forward, but that is still only half the job of a modern full-back. I expect him to be at Spurs next season trying to get games.