Skysports.com can confirm that Aston Villa are interested in signing Tottenham full-back Alan Hutton.
The Scottish international looks set to be allowed to leave White Hart Lane this summer, with Kyle Walker set to become Harry Redknapp's first choice at right-back.
McLeish knows Hutton very well from his time as Rangers boss and even handed him his first-team debut.
Whilst Scotland boss, McLeish also handed him his maiden international call and has never hidden his admiration for the 26-year-old.
He is now ready to take Hutton to Villa Park as one of his first recruits, with Spurs happy to sell after four years that have seen him make just over 50 appearances for the club.