April 24, 2024

The most recent transfer news for Sunderland attacker Jewison Bennette.

Sunderland forward Jewison Bennette has been linked with a loan move during the January transfer window.

Bennette hasn’t played much for the first team this season, although he has been out recently due to an illness and a slight ankle injury. The winger has regained fitness but faces stiff competition for spots, prompting speculation that he could join Hibs in Scotland during the transfer season.

The Costa Rica international has made only two senior appearances for the club this season after featuring in 18 games the previous season, and he is expected to leave on loan. Sunderland, on the other hand, prefers that the player stay in the United Kingdom if he does go.

Sunderland deputy head coach Mike Dodds said last month: “Any of those young players who aren’t playing as much as we’d like, I think it [a loan] needs to be discussed because we’ve invested in them and see them as a long-term project.”

 

Sunderland set to send Jewison Bennette on loan in January - if they can  find the right club - Sports Illustrated Sunderland Nation

 

“Loans are a means to get the minutes that they require. The problem isn’t the loan; it’s determining the appropriate form of loan for each participant – Jewi or otherwise – and their specific needs.

“The discussion around Jewi will be less about whether he needs a loan and more about what form of credit we can obtain him that will benefit his development. Whether it’s Jewi or any other young player, we understand that playing minutes is the greatest way to develop them, and we don’t take that lightly. We’re not going to put Jewi on a squad that will, respectfully, annihilate it from start to finish.

“We need to be very cautious about where we can get Jewi to play, where he can practice the things that we want him to learn and improve at. It could be elsewhere or in this country. Those are the elements we must consider while deciding what is best for this football team.”

 

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