Aston Villa plot raid for Old Trafford midfielder
Darron Gibson could be heading to Aston Villa Football Club in the summer.
The 23-year-old is currently under contract at Manchester United, but he is finding it difficult to establish himself in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first team plans.
After scoring and impressing for the Republic of Ireland in the 3-0 win over Wales on Tuesday, Gibson’s national coach, Giovanni Trapattoni, has advised him to leave the Reds.
"He can do more. He has a big potential. If I was Gibson I would go to another group where I always play," he told Sky Sports News. "By doing this you can build your mentality.
"Manchester is Manchester and it is an important club, but sometimes the young players need to play, play and play. It builds confidence."
It is believed Gerard Houllier is interested in offering the midfielder a move to Villa Park, in a deal which would likely cost the Midlands club around £6million.
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