Alan Hutton has been left purring at the prospect of Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson joining Aston Villa in a part-exchange deal with Scott Hogan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Villain believes Wilson possess the quality Dean Smith’s side need.
The Cherries are lining up a move for Hogan which could trigger Villa to enter the race for Wilson, according to the Express and Star.
Hogan joined Villa from Brentford in January 2017 and has now entered the final year of his contract.
Despite scoring 10 goals in 61 appearances for Villa, Hogan has spent the last 18 months away from Villa Park.
He joined Sheffield United in January 2018 before spending last season at Stoke City and Birmingham City.
The 28-year-old netted 12 times across the three loan spells.
Asked whether he’d be happy with Hogan being used as a makeweight in a swap deal with Callum Wilson, Hutton told Football Insider: “Definitely, he was breaking into the England squad at one point so to have a player like that, he’s only going to add to your squad.
“Centre forward is one area we need to improve. I’m not trying to be down on anybody, obviously Wesley picked up a really bad injury but over the course of the season there wasn’t enough goals scored.
“You need goalscorers and if you can add quality that’s proven in the Premier League that’s absolutely perfect.
Wilson joined Bournemouth from Coventry in 2014 and has made 187 appearances for the club scoring 67 goals. He has 41 Premier League goals and 12 assists across five seasons.
The 28-year-old has four England caps and scored his only international goal on his debut against the USA in November 2018.
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