Former Rangers defender Alan Hutton was among a number of players who had their Aston Villa exits confirmed yesterday – but the veteran should not be considered for an Ibrox return.
Hutton was one of eight players to leave Villa Park and with Dean Smith’s side reportedly interested in signing James Tavernier there have been suggestions on social media that a Hutton return would be a good move.
Hutton has had a rollercoaster time at Villa Park with a number of loan spells away from the club and his career looking over on more than one occasion.
Since leaving Rangers in 2008, Hutton has never really kicked on an moved on to the next level – and at 34 isn’t exactly a long-term option for Gerrard’s side.
If Tavernier does move on this summer, the Gers will be in line to land a hefty transfer fee and that would need to be re-invested in a proper replacement.
The skipper was involved in 37 goals last season, either as scorer or credited with an assist, and Hutton isn’t going to offer anywhere near those sort of numbers.