Alan Hutton of Tottenham in action during the 2011 Vodacom Challenge final match between Orlando Pirates and Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
If the BBC says it, it must be true! It sounds like Aston Villa are closing in on a deal for Tottenham Hotspur right back Alan Hutton, which is sure to piss off all of the Villains. I feel like Randy Lerner has had his body taken over by a Randy Lerner robot who hates Aston Villa and is doing anything he can to destroy them. Selling Ashley Young and Stewart Downing, hiring Alex McLeish, benching Marc Albrighton and Barry Bannon, loaning out Jean Makoun to Olympiakos, AND signing Alan Hutton?!? Damn robot, a little subtlety might be in order here!
The rumored price is £3m, which would represent a £6m loss on his transfer. With Kyle Walker on the books and Kyle Naughton looking solid on loan early on, Hutton's not really worth his wages to us right now, so I'm completely okay with taking this loss. Especially since it probably makes Aston Villa a worse team. Have fun with him, Villa!