Villa boss urged to land Kyle Walker

Villa defender Ciaran Clark has urged boss Alex McLeish to bring back Kyle Walker on loan - as the race to sign Wigan winger Charles N’Zogbia starts to hot up.

Villa defender Ciaran Clark has urged boss Alex McLeish to bring back Kyle Walker on loan - as the race to sign Wigan winger Charles N’Zogbia starts to hot up.

The Tottenham right-back made 18 appearances for Villa after joining on a loan in January, quickly becoming a favourite with the fans with his attacking play.

And Clark believes McLeish could do a lot worse than bring Walker in on loan again, if Spurs boss Harry Redknapp can be persuaded to part with the England under-21 defender.

Clark said: “Kyle was brilliant for us last season.  I am sure the lads would love him to come back.

“We all know what a top lad he is and gets along with all the boys and we would love him to come back again but we realise Tottenham is his club, so we’ll just have to wait and see.”

Villa continue to monitor N’Zogbia’s situation at Wigan and he remains McLeish’s principal attacking target should Stewart Downing join Liverpool, although the Reds will make a move for the Frenchman if Downing stays.

Newcastle also present stiff competition for N’Zogbia’s signature, with the 25-year-old winger a target for his former club.

Sources in the North East claim N’Zogbia is keen to link up with French compatriots Yohan Cabaye and Sylvain Marveaux, who he spoke to about returning to St James' Park.

Speculation in the Italian press today also linking Roma defender Jean Arne Riise with Villa is wide of the mark.

McLeish is set to give Stephen Warnock a chance to resurrect his Villa career.

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Comments for: "Villa boss urged to land Kyle Walker "

MikeSpur

Sorry me ol midlanders.Kyle will be 1st choice fullback at Spurs when the season starts

DSVilla

Not a problem if he is. He did a really good job for us and the experience wll be great for him. Hope he does well for you (except against Villa of course)

Acton_Yid

I don't think Walker will be first choice RB, I think Kaboul will be (unless he's moved to CB) and Corluka gets sold off (doubt he would stay as Walker's backup...), Mutton is good as gone.

The Bilston Villan

1 MikeSpur - Isn't Corluka the No.1 choice right back at present with Hutton as back up if Corluka moves to the centre. Don't bet against Walker asking for a transfer! He is well loved by Villa fans, he's nearer to his Sheffield roots in the midlands and he'll be getting guaranteed first team football.

Buddy

I think where ever Walker is it won't be long before he's Englands RB great pace and attacks well. If Villa get him back that's a great coup. N'Zogbia and Given puts the hated scots man on the right track!!!