Aston Villa defender Joe Bennett joins Brighton & Hove Albion on loan

Aston Villa defender Joe Bennett joins Brighton on a season-long loan.

Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Aston Villa defender Joe Bennett on a season-long loan deal.

The 24-year-old underwent a medical on Wednesday afternoon before agreeing to join the Championship club.

Bennett has spent the past two years with Villa following a move from Middlesbrough.

"I'm delighted we have agreed with Joe and Aston Villa to bring him here on a season-long loan," Brighton boss Sami Hyypia told the club's official website.

"He is a dynamic left-back, who's very comfortable on the ball. He's very mobile and will suit the way we want to play. He is a good footballer, who knows how to use the ball and I hope he will be a very good player for us."

Bennett could make his debut for Brighton on Saturday when they host Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.

Sami Hyypia, manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, looks on prior to the friendly match against Partick Thistle at Arena Football Center on July 12, 2014
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