Report: QPR monitoring Tom Huddlestone's contract situation, face competition from Aston Villa

Tom Huddlestone

Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone is reportedly attracting interest from Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers.

According to The Sun, Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers will battle for the signature of Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone in January.

Huddlestone, 28, will be best remembered for racking up over 200 appearances for Tottenham during an eight-year spell with the club, before being sold to Hull City back in 2013.

He may have helped the Tigers reach the FA Cup final in 2014, but he couldn't save them from relegation last season, with Steve Bruce's men dropping back down to the Championship after two seasons in the top flight.

The 6ft 2in midfielder was seen as a key player for Hull as they looked to bounce straight back with promotion, but he has been in and out of Bruce's side this term, sparking rumours that he could leave the KC Stadium.

The Sun report that new Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is keen to bring Huddlestone to Loftus Road in a deal worth over £4m, with some lingering confusion over his contract situation.

Huddlestone is out of contract at the end of the season, and rather than attempt to tie him down to a new deal, it's reported that Hull could instead look to cash in on him during the January transfer window.

QPR may not have it all their own way though, as it's stated that Premier League strugglers Aston Villa are also keen on signing Huddlestone.

Manager Remi Garde needs some Premier League experience in his side, and Huddlestone would certainly bring that to a midfield which has flattered to deceive at times this season - but much will depend on what Hull choose to do as Huddlestone enters the final six months of his contract.

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