Birmingham and Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Kieran Richardson transfer talk

Aston Villa's Kieran Richardson

Birmingham have been linked with Kieran Richardson, who was relegated with Aston Villa last season.

Aston Villa's Kieran RichardsonAston Villa's Kieran Richardson

Former Aston Villa defender Kieran Richardson has emerged as a shock transfer target for rivals Birmingham City, the Birmingham Mail report.

Richardson was part of the Villa squad which was relegated from the Premier League last season, making eight starts.

Aston Villa's  Kieran RichardsonAston Villa's Kieran Richardson

The former Manchester United youngster was released when his contract expired at the end of June, and is now looking for a new club.

Birmingham are in need of a new left-back, and free agent Richardson is claimed to be on manager Gary Rowett's radar.

Richardson is looking for a fresh start, and at 31 cannot afford to be too choosy, but may find that joining Aston Villa's rivals Birmingham is a little too close to home.

He is looking to rebuild his reputation, and and Blues fans are unconvinced over whether he would be a good signing...

 

 

 

 

 

Aston Villa supporters have found the prospect of their former defender potentially heading to Birmingham to be a tad amusing, judging from their response on social media.

 

 

 

 

If Richardson wants to prove a point, then a switch to Birmingham could appeal. While he may be holding out for a Premier League move, a Championship club may be his best option, and quickest route to playing regularly.

Aston Villa's Kieran Richardson as Norwich's Alexander Tettey looks onAston Villa's Kieran Richardson as Norwich's Alexander Tettey looks on

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