Transfer News: Aston Villa want Wigan striker Grant Holt on loan
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed his interest in signing Wigan Athletic striker Grant Holt on loan.
Last Updated: 14/01/14 12:27pm
Holt played under Lambert at Norwich City, but left Carrow Road last summer to join Championship side Wigan on a three-year contract.
He has scored twice in 21 appearances for Wigan in all competitions this term, but now looks poised for a return to the Premier League.
It is understood that Holt will undergo a medical on Tuesday and Lambert acknowledged that the 32-year-old is the type of player he is looking to sign.
When asked if he is interested in Holt, Lambert told Sky Sports after the 2-1 defeat by Arsenal: "There's things going on with a few and we'll try to get people in.
"I know Grant from my Norwich days, he was absolutely brilliant for us. It's a couple of years later down the line, so we'll see."
Quizzed on if it is experience he is looking to sign, Lambert replied: "There is that, plus he's a proper man."
Holt was part of Lambert's squad which won promotion to the Premier League and he scored 15 top-flight goals during the 2011/12 season.