The former Manchester United, Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic goalkeeper is a target for Bruce’s side as he eyes a reunion with his former staff member in the North East, but he faces a stern test to persuade the former England U-21 international to move to the Midlands.
Hull are negotiating a new contract for Walsh, which a throws a spanner into the works for Steve Bruce’s plans, and Walsh may elect to stay with the top-flight club instead of dropping down into the second-division of English football.
Bruce will hope that his working relationship with Walsh can persuade the coach to a change of scenery and his plans may be aided by Hull’s poor form in the Premier League this season, as the Tigers are winless since August after a blistering start to life back in the top-flight.
Hull have now lost five Premier League matches in a row and the situation around the club continues to be toxic, with the Fans highly vocal in their unhappiness with Hull owner Assem Allam.
Villa, meanwhile, have risen up the Championship standings following two consecutive victories over Reading and Fulham and now occupy 16th spot in the table, putting them six points off the play-off positions.
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