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Sunderland: Speakman’s confirmation about Jewison Bennette situation is good news.

FLW discusses recent comments made by Kristjaan Speakman regarding Jewison Bennette’s loan deal.

Jewison Bennette has been sent out on loan to Aris Saloniki to increase his playing opportunities and support his development.


The loan deal does not include an option to make the move permanent, indicating Sunderland’s commitment to Bennette’s future at the club.

The move demonstrates Sunderland’s proactive approach to the development of young players and their confidence in Bennette’s potential.

The January transfer window certainly proved to be an interesting one at Sunderland.

The club were quite busy throughout the month, seeking targets that could improve Mick Beale’s side, and indeed the club’s play-off chances.


In the end, there were three new arrivals at the Stadium of Light. These were Romaine Mundle, Leo Fuhr Hjelde, and Callum Styles.

The former two of these joined the club on a permanent basis, with the latter joining on a loan deal with an option to make it permanent in the summer included.

In terms of outgoings, Alex Pritchard was the only permanent departure, with a number of others heading out on loan, including Elliot Embleton, Eliezer Mayenda, Jay Matete, Nectarios Triantis, and Jack Diamond.

Jewison Bennette leaves Sunderland on loan

Another exit on loan was young star Jewison Bennette, who swapped the Stadium of Light for Greek football for the remainder of the season, linking up with Aris Saloniki of the Greek Super League.


A loan exit made sense for the Costa Rican starlet given his lack of football at Sunderland this season.

At the same time, though, given the flashes of talent he has displayed, it was important that he did not exit permanently, or with that in mind.

That is why Kristjaan Speakman’s comments on the deal late last month are such good news for Bennette himself and the club moving forward.

Kristjaan Speakman comments on Jewison Bennette


Last month, Sunderland’s sporting director confirmed that the deal to send Bennette to Greece was very much a temporary one, and did not include a permanent option to buy.

Explaining the thoughts behind the deal, Speakman told the Sunderland Echo: “We want to increase Jewison’s playing opportunities over the second part of the season and provide him the best chance for international selection – through both of these, we create the best conditions for him to return in the summer for our pre-season programme,”

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“There is no option or obligation in the agreement to convert it into a permanent move and it’s very much about the player’s development.

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