Aston Villa linked with loan bids for Bamford and Wilson - why they would be shrewd moves

Tim Sherwood reportedly could move for the Chelsea and Manchester United forwards on loan.

Tim Sherwood is preparing for the loss of Christian Benteke at Aston Villa by looking at loan moves for Patrick Bamford an James Wilson, according to the Daily Mail.

Indeed, Aston Villa have been linked with temporary deals for both the Chelsea and Manchester United strikers, which could make perfect sense considering Villa's need for a new forward.

The Mail suggest Emmanuel Adebayor and Callum Wilson are being looked at but Sherwood's recent comments hint at a loan signing as well.

"There will be players at other clubs where they want their players to go out and play some games. We can be that club," he is quoted as saying.

Shrewd moves

The loan market can always be a beneficial one for Premier League sides and Villa entering the market for a young striker on loan could be a very shrewd move indeed.

Sherwood is reputed for working with youngsters and, should the Midlands side sign a striker such as Adebayor, it wouldn't hurt to have another forward in on loan.

Bamford is a proven goalscorer at Championship level and, without a permanent transfer fee, would represent a low-risk temporary signing for a top-flight team. The same would apply for Wilson, with both forwards in need of game time.

The deals could work out well for both the strikers themselves and Aston Villa. It would be a creative solution, with little that could go disastrously wrong. Worth the punt?

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