Paul Lambert tells Alan Hutton he can leave Aston Villa this summer

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert tells Scotland international Alan Hutton he is free to leave the Birmingham outfit this summer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Paul Lambert was confirmed as the new Aston Villa manager in June

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Paul Lambert has told Alan Hutton he is free to leave Aston Villa this summer.

The 42-year-old, who replaced Alex McLeish in charge at Villa Park in June, signed right-back Matthew Lowtown from Sheffield United in a £3m deal in July.

The move cast doubt over on Hutton’s future at the Birmingham outfit as the former Norwich City boss looks to build a squad capable of improving on the club’s 16th-place finish last season.

“He’s shown a good attitude in training so there are no qualms on that front,” Lambert told the Birmingham Mail.

“I spoke to Alan before we went to America and it is the same as before.

“Nothing has changed really. He is training with the first team and doing everything right.

“I have no problem with Alan whatsoever and he knows that because I had a chat with him.

“There have been no inquiries for Alan – not at the minute.”

Hutton has made 31 appearances for Villa after completing a £3m move from Tottenham Hotspur last summer, with his compatriot McLeish still in charge.

When Lambert was asked if Hutton’s agent was looking for a new employer for the Scotland international, the Villa boss responded: “I presume so. I think he has been anyway.”

Hutton rose to prominence at Rangers, where he helped the club win the Scottish Premier League title in 2005, before moving to Tottenham in a £5m deal in 2007.

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