Samuel aware of Addicks interest
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jlloyd Samuel admits he is aware of reported interest from Charlton Athletic.Jlloyd Samuel admits he is aware of reported interest from Charlton Athletic and that he is flattered by the link.
The Aston Villa left back has endured mixed fortunes this season after falling out of favour with both David O'Leary and the club's supporters earlier in the season.
Despite being a fixture in Villa's side over the past few campaigns, Samuel suffered a loss of form earlier in the season and was made somewhat of a scapegoat by the Villa Park faithful.
He has though improved of late and is now back in O'Leary's first-team plans and has played consistently in the club's much-improved second half of a mixed term.
Charlton are rumoured to monitoring the situation and whilst not in any way intimating that he desires a move, Samuel admits such talk is always flattering.
''I was at Charlton as a kid,'' Samuel told The Sun.
''Rumours linking me with a move back are flattering.''
Meanwhile, another target of Addicks boss Alan Curbishley is believed to be James Harper, with the Reading midfielder thought to be a realistic target, as his contract with the Championship leaders expires in the summer.