According to a report in The Sun, Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is looking to take advantage of Hull City’s recent relegation by signing former Tottenham Hotspur star Tom Huddlestone.
The duo know each other well from their time at Spurs, Sherwood in a coaching capacity and Huddlestone as one of the club’s longest serving players.
Yet, the talented midfielder was sold to Hull before Sherwood took over the reins at White Hart Lane and therefore never got the chance to work with him from a managerial perspective.
The former Derby County academy product has a wealth of experience, but his efforts last season were ultimately in vain as the Tigers suffered relegation on the final day of the campaign.
With Villa one of those to benefit from Hull’s return to the Championship, a fresh report in The Sun says that Tim Sherwood now wants to take advantage further by prizing away their star midfielder this summer.
“Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is eyeing a £5.5million bid for Tom Huddlestone. Huddlestone, 28, looks certain to be part of a Tigers’ exodus following their relegation,” states the report.
Huddlestone made 30 Premier League starts for the Tigers last season, averaging a moderate 2.4 tackles and 2.5 effective clearances per league encounter.
His ability to instigate attacks from deep with his wide range of passing is there for all to see. However, doubts remain over his lack of goals and that’s one area Villa desperately need to improve this summer.