Guzan made a glaring mistake in Villa’s loss to Manchester City, gifting the ball for Sergio Aguero to score, and was dropped for the following two victories for 39-year-old Shay Given.
Tim Sherwood’s lack of faith in Guzan, as well as Given’s advancing age, have made the recently appointed coach look towards signing a goalkeeper as one of his priorities this summer, and Button has been highlighted as a main target after an impressive season with Championship surprise package Brentford.
Sherwood is well aware of Button’s qualities, having worked with the now 26-year-old at Tottenham, where the stopper started his career. Villa goalkeeping coach Tony Parks is also a big fan of Button due to their time spent together at White Hart Lane, where the ‘keeper managed just one professional appearance.
He left Spurs in 2012 to sign with Charlton, before moving on to Brentford in July 2013, since when he has been first-choice goalkeeper at Griffin Park.
This season, Button has made 48 appearances as the West London club have surprised everyone by securing a Championship play-off spot, and he will be hoping to defeat Middlesbrough this week to secure a place at the Wembley final, and the potential Premier League football that could bring.
However, if the club miss out on promotion, Button could still secure a switch to the Premier League due to Villa’s interest, and Sherwood’s long-term admiration for Button should see him formalise an offer for the 26-year-old stopper in the coming weeks.