Should Tim Sherwood bring former favourite at Tottenham Hotspur Steven Caulker to Aston Villa?

Steven Caulker

The QPR defender is apparently up for sale after the club's relegation to the Championship.

Yesterday it was reported by the Daily Star that QPR were set to sell some of their more valued commodities in order to fund a rebuilding of their current squad, which started yesterday with the double swoop of Swindon Town pair Ben Gladwin and Massimo Luongo.

One player set to be let go by the club is defender Steven Caulker. The 23-year-old was only signed by the club from Cardiff City for a fee reported to be in the £8 million by the Daily Mail.

So should Aston Villa make a move for the player?

Caulker has had a difficult season at Loftus Road. But previously he has shown fantastic promise at Tottenham Hotspur, where Tim Sherwood would have worked with him regularly.

In March 2014 Sherwood was linked with bringing Caulker back to Tottenham after he told Sky Sports:

"He wanted game time and more than the previous manager would guarantee him.

"The club decided they would let the player go and they think they had a good deal. It is up to Steven to build on that and prove the club were wrong to let him go.

"He wanted to go and play. The only thing I could have done is say 'you will play more football'.

"He is willing to learn and he is willing to stand up for his beliefs. I like that.

"It is good to have a character, someone who might be harder to manage but is a good player.

"Steven is obviously a good player and he has been called into the England squad. He is a regular England international of the future, I have no doubt."

He never got a chance to move for the player at Spurs as he was sacked, but had he, Caulker might have made that return.

Now he has another chance to try and link up with the talented, although out of form, centre-back this summer.

With Ron Vlaar out of contract in the summer Villa could do with another central defender.

Could Caulker be that man?

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