Thoughts on Ryan Bertrand?
Probably over-rated because he played at Chelsea. Then under-rated because he had to play at crappy Villa. I'm guessing he really isn't awful because Chelsea keeps him around. But he can't be very good since they won't even consider playing him.
The few times I have seen I would say he is pretty fast and somewhat dangerous going forward, but sketchy in defense. And not that smart. Maybe somewhat like Jason Puncheon? Like an slightly below average to average-ish Premier League player. Still has potential to improve.
We would be laughing at him last year. But now? *sigh* Yeah, not a bad loan. If we get relegated, he won't be the reason why. Decent fallback option should Targett fail also prevents us from having to overuse him.
Still have to wonder if we bringing in Bertrand because we have confidence in Targett and we have other things to spend our money on? Or is this yet another cheapskate move?