Aitor Karanka is currently looking to reshape his Nottingham Forest squad, as he looks to help his side recover from a disappointing 2017/18 campaign.
The Spaniard had been keen to add Alan Hutton to his squad this summer, with it starting to look inevitable that the 33-year-old would be departing Aston Villa ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
However, Hutton has shocked many by agreeing a new deal at Villa Park, committing himself to the club for a further 12 months until the end of next season.
The veteran full-back offers versatility and experience, which Karanka had been keen to add to his squad ahead of next season.
Aston Villa’s transfer update has been well received at Villa Park, whilst Forest’s supporters have also had plenty to say on the matter.
Many are disappointed to see Hutton not arriving, but the general attitude at the City Ground was that Karanka will now be moving onto new targets…
Looks like Alan Hutton didn't really fancy coming to #NFFC after all. Not to worry, onto the next one..
— Lee Clarke (@Clarkey_No1) June 14, 2018
Alan Hutton turns down Forest. Staying at Villa. Oh well want players who wanna be at our club. #NFFC
— ???? (@NFFC90) June 14, 2018
#nffc anyone else thinking this could end up being a disappointing summer? Or am I pessimistic after years of being let down?
We can't even sign Hutton
— James Cummings (@87yearofthewolf) June 14, 2018
No worries from me if Hutton stays at Villa. Hope we weren't strung along to force their hand but, regardless, am confident we can find better options out there #nffc
— Andrew Brookes (@andrewbrookes84) June 14, 2018
It’s actually quite refreshing not to see a player chasing £ and showing a bit of loyalty so won’t criticize Hutton for choosing to stay at Villa instead of joining us. I’m sure Karanka will have alternatives anyway. #NFFC
— Warren Allsworth (@warrenallsworth) June 14, 2018
Hutton would have been a solid addition but onto the next one #nffc
— Reiss Lane (@ReissNFFC) June 14, 2018
Can't say I'm upset we aren't getting Hutton. Not the sort of signing I think #nffc should be making.
— steve (@trickynffc) June 14, 2018
So that’s Hutton not signing, oh well more to choose from #nffc
— Bradley (@McBrads95) June 14, 2018
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