Sport West Brom linked with switch for Villa's Hutton

14:41  16 april  2018
14:41  16 april  2018 Source:   Read Sport

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ASTON VILLA 1-1 WEST BROM : Substitute Grealish almost gives Villa the lead again, but the youngster' s cushion volley from Hutton ' s accurate left-wing centre lacks the power to trouble Foster.

Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom : Benteke's late show helps end Villa ' s long wait for a win. A tense Villa Park almost boiled over when Berahino and Alan Hutton squared up, the latter catching the frontman with a high boot that might well have earned him a red rather than yellow card.

According to Birmingham Mail, West Brom are looking to snap up Alan Hutton from Aston Villa.

Hutton has been at Villa since 2011 after moving from Tottenham but has had a tricky run at The Villains until recently.

After being on loan at Bolton, Nottingham Forest and Mallorca and being phased out by Paul Lambert, Hutton was a forgotten man in football, but, since the arrival of Steve Bruce, his career has been revitalised at Villa.

Steve Bruce wearing a suit and tie: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images Sport © Nathan Stirk/Getty Images Sport Nathan Stirk/Getty Images Sport

The Scot’s contract runs out in the summer and it’s unlikely that he will be offered a new deal unless his side gain promotion this season.

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DONE DEAL: Evra links up again with West Han b Anderlecht' s Dendoncker disappointed with fail The Mirror says Hutton wants crunch talks with Paul Lambert after the Aston Villa boss surprisingly blocked a move to West Brom .

Alan Hutton just edged this position over West Brom ’ s full-back, Craig Dawson. Hutton isn’t in the first-team at the moment for Villa , but in my opinion, only time will tell before the Scottish right-back is recalled in the first eleven.

West Brom are looking to plan for the Championship next season after a dismal season in the Premier League, and signing an experienced Championship right-back will help their cause to get promotion at the first time of asking.

Middlesbrough and Ipswich are both also interested in signing Hutton so West Brom will have to battle with them for his signature.

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