Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol about the Villans’ reported interest in McNeil, the retired Premier League footballer said:
“I‘m a big fan of him. He’s got great ability, obviously, an out-and-out wide man that comes in from the left–hand side and, you know, he’s got a great left foot. So, yes, he’d be a type of player that you certainly would consider having at the football club.
“He would certainly be a good addition to the football club because I feel that in wide areas, that’s possibly where we just haven’t had enough bite.”
McNeil still has three years to run on his contract, so getting him out of Turf Moor may prove to be a difficult task for Villa.