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Grant Hanley would be a sensible signing for Aston Villa this summer

Grant Hanley would be a sensible signing for Aston Villa this summer - Aston Villa

For a team who have been magnificently inconsistent this season, it is surprising that Aston Villa are still well in contention to get into the play-offs. Amazing how football works, isn’t it? For the fans reading this, they won’t care how they get there, it’s just important they do. 

It comes after a great run of form that the Villans are now back and fighting harder than ever to get back into the Premier League. Indeed, Dean Smith and his team have chosen the perfect time for a revival in fortunes and with the squad they have available, it’s no surprise really.

With a number of quality players, Aston Villa have a very good chance at reaching one of the top six places in the Championship table and push themselves back into promotion candidates. If they do, we think every fan reading this will mark it as one of the most exciting campaigns the club have had since the glory years.

Now, whether that happens or not, they need to sign new players over the summer and Norwich centre-back Grant Hanley is someone who presents himself as a fantastic option for Villa. The Scotsman, (who is valued at £3.1 million on Transfermarkt) is a seasoned Championship defender and he would bring vast amounts of experience to anyone he joins.

Having not started a game for Norwich in the league since September, it seems like the captain’s time at Carroll Road is well and truly up, especially if they do gain promotion like they’re expected to. Still, the 27-year-old still has plenty of time left in his footballing career and with all the defensive fragilities Aston Villa suffered with, certainly, in the first-half of the season, reinforcements at the back are necessary.

He’s played in both the Premier League and Championship, so no matter what happens come the end of the season for Aston Villa, Hanley is an option they should consider either way. Touted with a move to Villa Park back in 2017, he’d be a very smart signing.

Aston Villa fans, would you back a move for Grant Hanley? If not, why not? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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