Could the news that we’ve all been waiting for be just around the corner as reports suggest that new Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is preparing a bid for Alan Hutton?
When you look at the story, all the pieces of the jigsaw seem to fit but does that mean that it’s easier for a journalist to toy with the Spurs fans and make the story up?
McLeish was supposedly interested in Hutton while he was at Birmingham but the deal didn’t materialise. Meanwhile, Kyle Walker spent the second half of last season on loan at Villa Park where he began to grow the reputation that he has now as one of England’s most exciting young prospects.
Villa were interested in Walker permanently but Spurs moved to tie him in to a new contract and declare that he would be challenging for our first team right back berth next season. Meanwhile, we have a more experienced Scottish right back going spare – someone who the new Villa manager was previously after. – It all fits!
The report suggests that Villa are preparing a £3m deal and if that does materialise, it would still remain to be seen if Spurs felt that was enough to allow the player to move on.