Former boss claims Mitch Clark is Leicester City bound after 12 years at Aston Villa

General views of Villa Park the home of Aston Villa before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United at Villa Park on December 23, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Clark could join Leicester City for free after his Aston Villa contract expired at the end of last season.

Mitchell Clark of Port Vale moves forward with the ball away from Sam Hoskins of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League Two match between Port Vale and Northampton Town at Vale Park on...

Mitch Clark could join former club Aston Villa in the Premier League this season - as a Leicester City player.

Clark's Aston Villa contract expired at the end of last season, which he spent on loan to Port Vale.

And the League Two side were keen to sign the full-back on a permanent basis.


But the Vale boss, John Askey, believes Leicester will be Clark's next club - and isn't hopeful over another loan deal.

"I have been told that he has signed for Leicester," Askey told the Stoke Sentinel.

"I think if he goes to Leicester then I don't think they will loan him out until January anyway. You get to a stage where you just move on and hopefully we can get somebody in better."

Mitchell Clark of Aston Villa during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at the Pirelli Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Burton, England.

Clark spent more than half of his 20 years on Aston Villa's books, but only played once for the Villans' first team.

The Welshman can play equally well at right or left full-back, where his Leicester rivals would comprise Ricardo Pereria, James Justin, Ben Chilwell, Christian Fuchs and Callum Elder.

Aston Villa have strengthened in both positions this summer, bringing in Frederic Guilbert and Matt Targett.

Would the former Villa man be a good addition for Leicester?

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