Baggies braced for Villa keeper bid

Roberto Di Matteo will reportedly raid his former club West Brom to sign goalkeeper Boaz Myhill for Aston Villa this summer.

Aston Villa: Baggies braced for Villa keeper bidAston Villa: Baggies braced for Villa keeper bid

The Italian tactician, who guided the Baggies to promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking in the 2009-10 season, was recently handed the task of doing the same for Villa following their relegation to the Championship last term.

And it seems Di Matteo is looking to bring an experienced shot-stopper into the club, with the future of American Brad Guzan very much in doubt.

Myhill, who came through the Villa youth academy, is a big part of Albion boss Tony Pulis’ plans at The Hawthorns and made 23 appearances last season.

However, he remains behind Ben Foster in the pecking order and lost his place in the first team when the England international returned from a long-term injury during the course of the last campaign.

Di Matteo knows all about Myhill having taken him to Albion from Hull City in 2010 and while it would mean a drop down to the second tier for the player, the lure of regular first-team action could be tempting for the former Wales international.

Myhill is still contracted to West Brom for another season so would command a fee while his possible exit could see Anders Lindegaard kept on by Pulis as Foster’s understudy for next season.

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