Hutton faces uncertain future at Villa

Alan Hutton appears to face an uncertain future at Aston Villa.

Following his move from Tottenham Hotspur last summer the Scotland international failed to win over the Villa fans, many of whom even labelled him the worst player to ever play for their team. Hutton has been tipped to follow Alex McLeish through the exit door at Villa Park, with Stoke City said to be interested.

However, despite reports that the Potters are prepared to pay £2million for the 27-year-old, new Villa boss Paul Lambert insists no offer has been made. He does, though, admit the future of the fullback is perhaps up in the air.

"Will he be a Villa player before the transfer window closes? I don't know, I'm not so sure,” said Lambert. "But there have not been any enquiries for him at the minute. He's shown a good attitude in training so there are no qualms on that front."

If Hutton stays at Villa he looks certain to be frozen out following the arrival of Matt Lowton from Sheffield United, and further evidence of this can be found in the fact he was left out of the pre-season trip to the United States, as well as the friendly matches against Peterborough United and Nottingham Forest.

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