Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton reveals what Newcastle United player he would ‘love’ to see at Villa Park

The exciting winger’s name is just one of many players being touted with a move to Villa Park in the next transfer window.

Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton says he would ‘love’ to see Allan Saint-Maximin to join the claret and blue this Summer but doesn’t believe that Eddie Howe and Newcastle United will let the Frenchman leave.

Saint-Maximin is just one of many players being linked with a move to Villa Park in the next transfer window as Steven Gerrard looks to bolster his squad into one that can challenge the top seven in the Premier League.

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For all of his frustrations on the pitch, there is no denying that Saint-Maximin is one of United’s most talented players and it is good news that he is contracted to the club until the end of the 2025/26 season.

And whilst money is of course not a problem for those at Villa, the same can certainly be said for those up in the North East and with that in mind, Hutton doesn’t expect the Magpies to give up the 25-year-old.

Speaking to bettingexpert, the “Scottish Cafu” said: “I think he’s one of those players that excites fans, lifts people off their seats, they enjoy watching him.”

“So of course, I mean, you would love to see him at Villa Park, I think he would thrive there.

“He’s definitely got the ability, so that would also be an excellent guy to bring in your squad but I can’t see Newcastle letting someone with that quality leave.

“I can’t believe for one minute that Newcastle will let him leave if I’m totally honest.”

Would you like to see Saint-Maximin in the claret and blue of Villa next season or do you think it’s money better off spent elsewhere?

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