'Great' - Exclusive: Hutton reacts to reported behind-the-scenes development at West Brom
Alan Hutton says that Martin Olsson could prove to be a savvy signing for West Brom this month as he reportedly joins the Baggies for a trial.
The former Aston Villa and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the Swedish international was always a tough professional to come up against and that he could do well for Slaven Bilic.
It is reported that the Championship table-toppers have welcomed Olsson to train with the first-team squad with a view to signing him up on a short-term deal if he impresses.
Having taken on Olsson three times during his career, Hutton says that the 31-year-old has a lot to offer if he can hit the heights he has shown he can during his career.
Asked if he’d be a good signing for the Baggies, Hutton told Football Insider: “Yeah, I think so. I think he’s always been a good player. He’s very athletic, quick, good going forward and he can defend.
“It seems like he’s been around the block a bit, been at a few clubs he’s done really well. He’s a great professional and has done well through his career so I’m sure he can do a job.”
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Olsson has been without a club since leaving Swansea City last summer, making 17 Championship appearances before falling out of favour at the Liberty Stadium.
He has over 100 appearances in the second tier and nearly 200 Premier League outings under his belt, having played for Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers before the Swans.