Three reasons Aston Villa should steer clear of signing Michael Carrick

According to reports in the Sunday Mirror on October 29, Aston Villa are one of three clubs potentially interested in signing out of favour Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick during the January transfer window.

The Sunday Mirror says that the 36-year-old could be on his way out of Old Trafford in the New Year after starting just one game for the club so far this season –against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup – while he has been suffering from a mystery illness in recent weeks that has kept him in the sidelines.

While the report adds that he doesn’t keening on leaving yet, that situation could change if the game time doesn’t arrive in the coming weeks, with the Villans and Premier League clubs Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion keeping tabs on his situation.

The experienced midfielder may be a good addition on paper, but it might not be a smart decision to bring him to Villa Park in January.

Here are three reasons Villa should steer clear of signing Carrick…