UK time is: 00:33:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Left Back Joins Up

Joe Bennett has secured his move to Villa today and signed a four year contract.

The 22 year old becomes our sixth signing of the season, and Paul Lambert is clearly delighted with the capture of the player.

Speaking to the Official Site as the news was officially announced, Lambert said.

'Joe's a really good player, young and hungry to succeed and he's exactly the type of player we want. There's no doubt in my mind he will thrive in this environment and he fits in exactly with what we are trying to build here.'

In 2010-11 he was voted Boro's Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year, and last season he was rewarded with the North East Football Writers' Association's Young Player of the Year, so he joins with some pedigree.

For himself he said of the move.

'I am really excited to have joined a massive club and I'm eager to fight for a starting place and get in the team. It would be great to go back to the north east this weekend and make my debut against Newcastle. I am very grateful to get this opportunity.'

Bennett adds that he looks up to the likes of Gael Clichy and Ashley Cole, as he himself like getting forward and creating opportunities.

Another good young signing...just depends on how well he beds in this season, but no doubt he's got a good future ahead of him.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 29 2012

Time: 7:15PM

Your Comments

Out of all the deals so far bar Vlaar.....this looks like the best bit of attacking business :-). Looking forward to the new look back 4. Just an experienced forward and CDM and we will be OK.
KSarge1
so far bar Vlaar, easy for you to say, great signing by the sounds of it, hope he has great Villa career ahea of him
AntonVilla
Player of the season business. Got to be good and we've got to back Lambert and his eye for a player as he's been there and done it. Bent and Bennett, hope we don't get Benteke aswell. DB9 will struggle. Lucky we haven't got Craig gardener anymore!! He always looked confused.
Villan444
Good. Although Im going to pretend KSarge didn't refer to a left back as our best bit of attacking business. Even if it is true lol :)
revolutionatlast
Sit next to Leeds fan at work who said Bennetts already good enough for the prem, and better value for money if the transfer price is true, than if we'd met Ipswichs asking price for Creswell, so happy days!
villaiain
COOL! I'm a happy bunny! More please.
PiperUK
Hopefully he's ready, he'll have to be. Nice positive comments above, hope he is as good as those comments sound, I know nothing about any current boro player so no idea! Lol
The Fear
Good luck to him, hope he is outstanding ha ha UTV
andy3221
Reo Coker on a free anyone????
macca1087
NRC? Why not I always liked him, he's a leader.
PiperUK
I'd take Reo back but on a cheap wage. Very happy with Bennett and can't wait to see who comes in next!! Fear although I think youth is the way, I'd love us to sign Dawson, him and big Ron not bad and adds your experience you are after. If you want experience it should be in the CB and CM positions. Young hungry and willing to learn Lambert's way is the go though
AdzVilla11
I think he'll do really well, seems a decent player and lad. If he's good enough to make the England youth set up, i'm sure he's got plenty of potential. UTV
VILLA 4 LIFE
Dawson gets my vote but he's a Landernar ain't he - would he come here when he can sit on the bench for more and get a nice free agent bonus when his ticket is up?
koolbill
Paul Lambert sticking to his philosophies. Good signing and good business as well.
Villa_Grizzly
One for the future I'd say. W need a couple of quality EXPERIENCED signings IMHO.
Pride of Lions
I'd love NRC back at the club on sensible money but cant see it happening. PL clearly wants to add more firepower so it will be interesting to see who comes in, IMO we just need someone who can link midfield to attack. Bebatov would be brilliant but doubt we could afford wages
AVbornandbred
If anybody hears on good authority that NRC is on his way to Villa Park please let me know, so I can go and chain the gates shut and setup a machine gun emplacement or two.
juddy
NRC can't pass forward. Only goes sideways. He has an excellent engine and lots of 'experience' but I wouldn't want him back...I alaways said C Gardnershould have played ahead of him and I'm right! Over rated. No offence.
koolbill
Agree with koolbill, no thanks to NRC
The Fear
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa In The NON Rip Off List For Mascots (Thursday December 18 2014)

The Villa Times - 17/12/2014 (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Aston Villa / Tottenham Hotspurs Swap Shop? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Vital Villa MotM v WBA + A Chuckle (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Comeback Ends U18 FA Youth Cup Run (Tuesday December 16 2014)

U21s Bring Losing Streak To An End (Tuesday December 16 2014)

U21s - Aston Villa Host Middlesbrough (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 644
2. The Fear 585
3. ClivetheVillan 526
4. kefkat 228
5. Freeman14 173
6. sirdennis 168
7. Villan57 137
8. DeanoVilla 122
9. Sussex Villan 120
10. mike_field 97

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Everton 16 5 6 5 3 21
11. Liverpool 16 6 3 7 -3 21
12. Stoke 16 5 4 7 -3 19
13. Aston Villa 16 5 4 7 -10 19
14. WBA 16 4 5 7 -5 17
15. Sunderland 16 2 10 4 -10 16
16. Crystal Palace 16 3 6 7 -5 15

Breaking League News

Bruce: Swansea City At Home Is a 'Cup Final'
Swansea : 18/12/2014 21:57:00
Chelsea`s Zouma Joining Besiktas on Loan?
Chelsea : 18/12/2014 19:02:00
Liverpool: Balotelli Banned And Fined
Liverpool : 18/12/2014 18:46:00
John Alder's NUFC Collection To Be Auctioned
Newcastle : 18/12/2014 18:10:00
Villa In The NON Rip Off List For Mascots
Aston Villa : 18/12/2014 17:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Delph? If he's going...
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Keep him until the summer 10%
Sell/swap in January to get something 88%