By Harvey Byrne
Aston Villa are eyeing a move for goalkeeper Boaz Myhill from their local rivals West Bromwich Albion, according to a report.
The Express and Star report that new manager Roberto Di Matteo is looking to bring the 33-year-old to Villa Park.
The former Chelsea manager brought Myhill to The Hawthorns and is keen to link back up with his former goalkeeper.
The Wales international goalkeeper only has one year left on his contract, so given his age, Myhill could be signed for a relatively small fee.
Myhill came through Aston Villa’s youth academy and starred for the Baggies 23 times in the league last season due to an injury to first choice goalkeeper, Ben Foster. However it is expected with Foster back, Myhill’s playing time will be severely reduced.
Current Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan’s future is still uncertain heading into the new Championship season. With only a year left on his contract the current USA international goalkeeper has a decision to make on where he will be next year.
Since joining the Baggies, Myhill has made 74 appearances in all competitions, and also had a loan spell at fierce Villa rivals Birmingham, where he made 42 league appearances.
In other Aston Villa news, the club are keen on a move for a Premier League striker.