Report: Liverpool tracking Guillaume Hubert, Aston Villa could also make move

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Liverpool and Aston Villa have been linked with Guillaume Hubert.

According to a report in the Guardian, Liverpool and Swansea City have been tracking Guillaume Hubert of Standard Liege, with Aston Villa also considering a move for the 21-year-old goalkeeper.

Hubert has been impressing in the Standard senior set-up this season, and the three Premier League clubs are considering making an offer for him as he enters the final 18 months of his contract in January.

Swansea have expressed an interest in signing Hubert as a back-up option for Lukasz Fabianski, whilst the report claiins that Liverpool want to tie him down to a permanent contract before loaning him back to Liege to continue his development.

Villa are also linked with a move, and given the poor form of Brad Guzan, it is likely that a transfer to Villa Park would see Hubert competing for a starting role under Remi Garde.

It is stated that £600,000 should be enough to entice Standard into selling their 21-year-old goalkeeper.

Who is Guillaume Hubert?

Hubert started his career at French club Valenciennes, before linking up with Standard in the summer of 2012 - after spending a short trial with Stoke City. He has established himself in the starting Xi this season, making his first league start in October, and going on to play six consecutive games.

In those six games he has conceded seven goals, keeping one clean sheet, and helping his team to four wins, one draw and just one defeat.

Capped at every level from Under-15 to Under-21 for Belgium, Hubert looks to be the latest in a long line of Belgian talents to possess a wealth of potential and an extremely bright future.

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