Former Aston Villa players Nigel Reo-Coker and Kieran Richardson are hoping to resume their playing careers in Spain with unfashionable La Liga club Granada according to the Birmingham Mail.

The Andalusian club have recently appointed former Arsenal defender Tony Adams as their new boss although Granada face a real uphill battle to stay in La Liga with the club embroiled in a relegation battle.

The 50-year-old will immediately look to improve the club’s fortunes and it has been reported that former Villa players Reo-Coker and Richardson will be offered trials at Los Carmenes in the coming days.

Midfielder Reo-Coker has been without a club since leaving Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact in January by mutual consent. The 32-year-old spent almost four years of his career at Villa Park between 2007 and 2011 before later having spells with Bolton Wanderers and Ipswich Town.

Former Manchester United academy graduate Richardson made 41 appearances in a two-year spell in claret and blue. The player had a short spell with Villa’s Sky Bet Championship rivals Cardiff City earlier this season but was released by The Bluebirds prior to the New Year.

Granada are currently 19th in the La Liga table and are seven points from safety with just seven matches remaining. They face Celta Vigo at home on Easter Sunday in what will be Adams’ first match in charge.


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