And a number of Villa fans have been having their say on a possible Midlands move following the latest development.
Hughes was again linked with a move to Villa Park last week, with reports suggesting Dean Smith is keen on the central midfielder.
Would you like to see Hughes at Villa?
Yes, smart signing!
No, we can do better!
Villa fans react
@AVFC_News shared the update on Hughes training with the U23’s, asking fans if he would fit the bill at Villa Park.
This is what these Villa supporters had to say in reply, with many against any possible move for the midfielder and one describing it as ‘strange’.
“NOOOOOOOO. Not what we’re after. Plus I would rather keep Hourihane!”
“With all due respect it seems a waste of a squad position when we already have better in McGinn, Luiz and Nakamba with uncertainty still over Hourihane. Not that Hughes is a bad player but hardly what’s needed to push us to the next level.”
“Would have a couple of years ago. Seems a strange move now.”
“No a few years back at Derby he was on the upgrade, career has gone backwards since.”
“Ward Prowse please Sir”
“This transfer has Steve Bruce or Sean Dyche written all over it”
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