Report: Aston Villa continuing to track David Button, age could factor into deal

Aston Villa are still tracking David Button of Brentford.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa are still tracking David Button of Brentford, although there is one factor which could come into consideration should they wish to make a move for him.

Villa scout Tony Coton is looking at a number of goalkeepers to bring to Villa Park, with Tim Sherwood keen to increase the strength in depth for the future of the position.

The report names Joel Coleman, 19, of Oldham, as well as 22-year-old Southend stopper Dan Bentley as two players being watched, along with Button.

However, Button looks to be a priority target, although his age could stop Villa making a move for him.

The former Tottenham trainee, who worked under Sherwood at White Hart Lane, is already 26-years-old, and having impressed in the Championship he would likely only want a move to the Premier League if he continued to play first-team football.

This could scupper a move to Villa Park, as Sherwood can already call upon Brad Guzan and Mark Bunn, both of whom have another few years at the top level of football.

Any move for Button would have to come as a replacement for one of those ‘keepers, and it is not believed he would want to leave Brentford for the Midlands if not guaranteed a starting role.

Villa will continue to track Button, as well as the other goalkeepers, in case his situation changes, but right now his age could cause the Birmingham-based club to look elsewhere in the January transfer window.

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