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Aston Villa Boss Keen On Reunion With Norwich City Defender Russell Martin

Villa looking to add experience to young squad.

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Aston Villa are considering a summer bid for Norwich’s Russell Martin according to The Mirror.

Villains boss Paul Lambert knows the player well having managed Martin during his previous spells at Wycombe and Norwich.

The 27- year old right back played an integral role in the Norwich team managed by Lambert that secured back-to-back promotions from League One into the Premier League.

The defender also played under the Scotsman during Wycombe’s League Cup run that saw them exit at the semi-final stage to Chelsea in 2007.

Norwich are thought to be keen to hold on to the player though.

The defender has adapted well to top-flight football, and played every minute of every game last season.

Lambert’s successor at Carrow Road, Chris Hughton, is also fully aware of Martin’s merits and has played him regularly since taking over the club.

Villa are desperate to shore up a leaky defence and are looking to bring in a more experienced player into their young side.

The club have not kept a clean sheet since their game against Stoke in December and have shut out their opponents just six times this campaign.

Any potential move is dependent on Villa retaining their Premier League status. Stoke and West Brom are also thought to be ready to make a bid for Martin should he become available.


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