Aston Villa fan favourite Alan Hutton has been sensationally axed by the club, paving the way for a move to Nottingham Forest, according to the Nottingham Post.
The newspaper reports on their website that the 6 foot (source: Transfermarkt) defender has been released by the club in a major bombshell in the midst of their monetary woes, following the likes of John Terry, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Chris Samba out of the exit door.
Axing the former Scottish international now paves the way for a move to Nottingham Forest, who have reportedly offered the right-back a 2 year deal at the City Ground despite Villa desperately wanting to hang on to their veteran star man.
It comes as no surprise that there has been a huge cull of players at Aston Villa, and it is clear players of Hutton’s calibre are not even safe from the chop. However, Villa need to raise the cash and unfortunately for them, this means the sale of their best players with the young ace Jack Grealish potentially heading for the door as well. What will be Villa’s loss will be Forest’s gain, as boss Aitor Karanka seeks out a defender to steady his back four next season. The Scot has real potential at Nottingham Forest, who are keen to land their man after offering a 2 year deal at the club. It seems Hutton is eager to carry on his playing career, and is willing to take a pay cut at Forest in order to join their ranks. His experience would be wasted if he did not find a club, and luckily for him, the Reds are more than happy to get Hutton on the books.