Bertrand may well extend his stay with Villa.
Ryan Bertrand is currently on-loan at Aston Villa from Chelsea and the left-back has refused to rule out making the move to Birmingham permanent.
The 24-year-old was clearly not in Jose Mourinho’s plans when the manager returned to Stamford Bridge, making just three appearances for the club in six months – two of which were in the League Cup.
Therefore Bertrand was allowed to leave for Villa in the January transfer window and made his debut for the side in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League on January 18.
The England international is sure to get much more opportunities under Paul Lambert compared tio what the defender was given by Mourinho and may look to stay at Villa Park beyond the summer.
“You can’t rule anything out. It’s important, first and foremost, that my performances are good enough. I need to concentrate on each game,” Bertrand told the Birmingham Mail.
“I’ve settled in quite easily. It’s fortunate, to be fair, because I know half the team through England at younger ages. It has been good.”
The full-back will make his home debut for Villa when they take on fierce rivals West Bromwich Albion in the league and Bertrand will be hoping a good few months with the club will make England manager Roy Hodgson take notice ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
The Blues star currently has two caps for the national team, but faces strong competition for a place on the left side of defence with team-mate Ashley Cole, Everton’s Leighton Baines, Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal and Southamton starlet Luke Shaw all vying for a spot.
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