Former Aston Villa youngster Zoltan Stieber up for sale at Hamburg, should Villa swoop?

The Hungarian international is surplus to requirements at the Bundesliga club.

A report in Hungary yesterday reported that Hamburg have decided to cut ties with Hungarian international Zoltan Stieber.

Index claim that Hamburg are looking to sell on the 27-year-old winger after just 18 months at the Imtech Arena - with homeland club Ferencvaros keen on his signature.

However, should Aston Villa be taking notice of their former youngster.

Stieber joined Aston Villa in 2005 from Ujpest and spent two years at the club. He was used mainly as a left-back at the club and never truly got a break. He impressed at Yeovil Town in 2007-08 but eventually left Villa permanently in 2009 to join TuS Koblenz in Germany.

Spells at Alemannia Aachen, Mainz and Greuther Furth followed before he joined Hamburg last summer.

He was a regular for HSV last term and one of their better performers. This season however he has lost his place in the starting XI and is looking for a new opportunity.

A genuine wide-man with the work ethic Stieber has is certainly an option that Villa must consider looking at for a relegation fight. Stieber is likely to be a cheap option with Hamburg in financial trouble and not considered a first-team regular any more.

Aston Villa could do worse than given their former trainee another chance to shine in The Midlands.

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