Alan Hutton admits he has been left head over heels after Aston Villa announced the “unbelievable signing” of Ross Barkley.
The former Villa and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes his old side have made a real statement of intent by convincing the England international to make the move.
Villa confirmed on Wednesday morning that they had secured the capture of the 26-year-old from Chelsea on a season-long loan.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) September 30, 2020
Barkley had played three times and scored for the Blues this season prior to his move to the Midlands.
Hutton believes the former Everton star is almost a risk-free signing for Dean Smith and suggests that he will help bring some composure to the midfield.
“An unbelievable signing,” Hutton told Football Insider.