The Leeds United legend is a big fan of the right-back it seems.
The former Bristol City defender is into his second season at Leeds following a £750,000 move from Ashton Gate last summer.
Ayling, 26, has proven himself an absolute bargain by former Whites boss Garry Monk, with the ex-Arsenal youth managing 50 Championship starts since arriving.
As far as consitency goes, new Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen doesn't have many better than Ayling - also capable of playing centre-back - and club legend Hunter is thrilled with the versatile figure.
He told LUTV, when asked if Leeds' defence has been excellent: "Yes, they certainly have. Ayling does his normal [thing].
"What a buy he's been, for what, £500k or something? He can play full back or come and play in the middle as an emergency."
Leeds remain top of the Championship in spite of their 1-0 defeat at Millwall on Saturday - their first loss from nine games in all competitions.
Aiden O'Brien's winner in the final quarter was also the first goal that Christiansen's side had conceded in over 600 minutes of league football.