White Hart Lane boss set to continue clearout
Aston Villa are reported to be lining up a £15million double swoop on Tottenham for Jermaine Jenas and Alan Hutton.
Villa boss Martin O’Neill is ready to offer £10million for Jenas as he tries to replace Gareth Barry, while right-back Hutton is also a target with reports claiming a £5million offer will be made.
Spurs chief Harry Redknapp is looking to generate his own transfer funds and could be willing to do business although he is still keen on a couple of Villa players and may try and line up a swap deal.
Redknapp has been linked with John Carew and Ashley Young all summer but O’Neill is unwilling to cash in on two of his star players and just wants a straight cash deal for Jenas and Hutton.
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Martin O’Neill saw his Villa side over achieve for the best part of half of last season and whilst some may consider their failure to break the top four something of a choking exercise by the midlands exercise, it is probably fairer to deem the club to have actually come a long way by finishing sixth and qualifying for the Europa League.
Having lost Gareth Barry and quite possibly set to let Ashley Young leave, why else buy Stewart Downing, now the club is looking to appease it’s fans by bringing in some talented players to the club. Jermaine Jenas on his day is a very good midfielder with the ability to win a game with a good run or a good finish as well as being able to do the dirty work, however far too often he has been found wanting and Harry Redknapp may consider offloading the former Newcastle United man.
Alan Hutton is also surplus to requirements due to the sheer amount of full backs available at White Hart Lane the Scotsman would be better off moving to ensure some much needed playing time.
Jenas/Hutton to Aston Villa: I can see O’Neill capturing Jenas but may decide against signing the right back in favour of returning Luke Young to that position and giving Nicky Shorey another chance at left back.