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Sherwood to make £5.5 million offer for Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone

Aston Villa look set to make an offer for Hull City's Tom Huddlestone.

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Aston Villa look set to make a £5.5 million offer for Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone. The move is likely prompted by Tom Cleverley snubbing Villa in favor of Everton, but Tim Sherwood also coached Huddlestone while the two were at Tottenham together. The 28-year-old midfielder made thirty-five appearances for Hull this season, and will likely be part of an exodus of big names from the KC Stadium.

Huddlestone has also been capped four times for England, with his most recent coming in 2012 . If the report in the Mirror is to be believed, Huddlestone is a sort of replacement for Tim Sherwood who had apparently been planning on bidding for Jake Livermore before he tested positive for cocaine and became persona non grata in English football.

The rumour certainly isn't a crazy one. With Cleverley's departure, Villa need another midfielder and at £5.5 million, Huddlestone wouldn't be a terrible buy. He's not quite as exciting as he was two years ago when he moved from Spurs to Hull, but we've seen Sherwood get the best out of players in the same position before.

What do you think, is Huddlestone a move worth making?