As Micah Richards completes his move to Villa Park, Villa boss Tim Sherwood is seeking to address yet more malaises of his squad.
Having captured the former Manchester City man, The Daily Mirror claim that Aston Villa are planning a £5.5m move for Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone, following the Tigers’ relegation from the Premier League.
Sherwood and Huddlestone have previous from their Spurs days, both as Sherwood oversaw proceedings as assistant coach at White Hart Lane.
Huddlestone has shown he has the attributes to be a Premier League player and a move back into the top tier of English football should not be a surprise, come the end of the summer.
With Tom Cleverley having switched to Everton, The Villans are looking to replace the former Manchester United man in the engine room for Aston Villa, after Cleverley’s improving performances, since Sherwood was installed as Villa boss.
Aside from the obvious links, how would Huddlestone fit into the Villa line-up? With Christian Benteke’s return to form of late, Tim Sherwood has tended to opt for a five man midfield, with Fabian Delph at the heart of it.
With Delph and Huddlestone driving the side, Ashley Westwood could provide the defensive pivot, with the two wide men optional, the likes of N’Zogbia, Sinclair, Weimann and Agbonlahor.
Huddlestone’s arrival may also see Sherwood revert back to a 4-4-2, with two holders, (Delph and Huddlestone) and two wide men, with the front two of Benteke and Agbonlahor.
All of course are mere ifs and maybes but the link between Huddlestone and Sherwood is irrefutable in this age where many a manager returns for a former player.
Watch this space.