Aston Villa should take full advantage of perfect storm at Valencia to snap up Mathew Ryan

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The Australian goalkeeper would present an excellent solution to the stopper issues at Villa Park.

Yesterday saw Aston Villa's proposed move for Croatian international goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic collapse. The giant 6ft 7ins stopper had agreed terms over a move from Hajduk Split but failed to get a work permit and the appeal was immediately thrown out.

It leaves Villa in a spot of bother in the goalkeeping department.

Brad Guzan has been struggling this season, and last, whilst Mark Bunn is an able deputy but not someone to rely on as a regular. Jed Steer is bequeathed to Huddersfield Town to the season so Villa now need to look elsewhere if they want a new keeper.

Perhaps Valencia's Australian talent Mathew Ryan could be the answer?

Considered one of the best young keepers in the world the Spanish club beat off several other clubs to sign him from Club Bruges in the summer.

For one reason or another his Spanish switch has not worked out and he currently finds himself on the bench - with Jaume Domenech the current number one.

The club's vice captain Diego Alves is now back in training and set to return from an ACL injury soon, leaving Ryan as the potential number three choice.

The Australian international will not be keen on such a circumstance and will be desperate for first-team football.

Valencia will not be keen on selling the player, as he remains a hot prospect, but Aston Villa could certainly bring him in on loan until the end of the season.

A top talent who already speaks the language and seemingly available? This could be the answer to the Kalinic-conundrum at Villa Park.

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