PHOTO: Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand holding Aston Villa shirt after completing loan move
Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand has joined Aston Villa for the rest of the season, the club has confirmed.
The 24-year-old full back has played in 56 matches in all competitions for Chelsea, including the 2012 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena.
The young left-back has found chances hard to come by this season under Jose Mourinho and has dropped down the pecking orders behind Ashley Cole and Cesar Azpilicueta.
A loan move to Villa Park will provide an ideal opportunity to resurrect his career, as he expects to get more game time under Paul Lambert.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to come here,” said Bertrand. “Aston Villa is a fantastic club with a massive fanbase and a great history. To get this chance to come here and play some games will be a really good step for me.