Jean-Alain Boumsong linked with Aston Villa

McLeish seeks Boumsong reunion as Aston Villa ponder January move for veteran

Aston Villa are considering a January swoop for former Rangers and Newcastle centre back Jean-Alain Boumsong.

The 32-year-old, who now plies his trade in Greece with Panathinaikos, worked with Villa boss Alex McLeish in Glasgow.

And the Scot is keen to be reunited with the erstwhile France international, who would add further experience to Villa”s rearguard.

Experience: Boumsong (left) and Panathinaikos were eliminated in the Champions League group stages last season

Experience: Boumsong (left) and Panathinaikos were eliminated in the Champions League group stages last season

Although a regular in Jesualdo Perreira”s Pana”s side, Boumsong”s contract runs out in 2013 and could be available in January, say reports.

And despite lying second in the Greek Super League with his current club, it is understood that an offer to return to the Barclays Premier League would be too good a deal to turn down, with veteran Boumsong chasing a final payday.