Saturday 24 February 2018

Hoolahan Will BE IN HIS ELEMENT IF Touted Villa move comes to Fruition

Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

From an Ireland perspective, speculation that Wes Hoolahan is a transfer target for Aston Villa is an intriguing possibility, and the attraction to the Dubliner is obvious.

Hoolahan (right) has been involved in Chris Hughton's Premier League plans over Christmas but he's the most likely fall-guy when the Norwich boss changes his team and he could not be described as a regular.

Hughton, who has a stated preference for two out-and-out strikers, insisted that the playmaker missed their FA Cup date on Saturday through injury and denied that a bid has been received.

A switch to Villa would be the biggest of the 31-year-old's career, and he would be working under a manager who rated him at Carrow Road, and whose philosophy is flexible to utilising the talents of the former Shelbourne star. The only concern is that Paul Lambert's future is far from secure.

Irish Independent

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