Houllier wants Huddersfield hero to be a Villan
Published 23:00 04/01/11 By MirrorFootball
Gerard Houllier is lining up a £1.5million bid for Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies.
The Aston Villa boss has targeted Smithies, 20, after seeing him in action in the Terriers’ League One victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Monday.
The England Under-21 international is one of the most highly-rated keepers outside the top flight.
Rangers’ Allan McGregor could also be a Villa target as Houllier plans to shake up his goalkeeping options.
Brad Guzan will be offloaded in the summer and there are doubts about the future of Brad Friedel, who turns 40 in May.