It seems that while Alex McLeish is desperate for a right back to help in his new reign at Villa Park, he is determined to take that man from Spurs. Having been told that Kyle Walker was unavailable, there were strong rumours that he was after Alan Hutton and Spurs fans rejoiced.
However, there has been no news on that front for some time now. McLeish was interested in Hutton while at Birmingham, but after that transfer collapsed, it seemed logical that he would follow that interest through for his new club.
Stories this week suggest that he is turning his attention to either Vedran Corluka or Kyle Naughton. The only possible good option for Spurs with that is a loan deal for Naughton, similar to Walker’s from last season.
Aston Villa need a right back and we have right backs to spare. If we can’t sell them Hutton, then a loan of Naughton that would see him pick up valuable Premier League experience, would be the next best result.