One of the best moves that Aston Villa made this summer was securing the services of Jordan Amavi to finally give the club an above-average left back for the first time in years. Unfortunately for Joe Bennett, that move seems to have made the long-time Villan surplus to needs. But he's earned himself a trip to the seaside for his troubles!
Joe Bennett will move to Bournemouth on a six-month loan deal #avfc He's also set to sign a one-year contract extension,— Gregg Evans (@greggevans40) September 1, 2015
Tim Sherwood has said numerous times that he really likes what he sees in Bennett, and after a year on loan last season, it's undeniable that he looks better. But he's not going to get much playing time outside of cup competitions at Villa this year, so a loan makes tons of sense.
The contract extension will bump his finish date with Villa from this coming summer to the summer of 2017 as well, so this is a chance for Bennett to prove himself and either earn some playing time with Villa or secure a move to a better place for him.