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Top 5 Players On Loan In The English Premier League

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Top 5 Players On Loan In The English Premier League

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Some of the decisions that clubs make can be mystifying and mind-boggling at the same time, which is why the English Premier League can be especially unpredictable at times. No one truly knows the right recipe or formula for making a player go on loan and no one has tangible evidence that it is an effective alternative for all players. Certain players are ready to contribute to the first team squad on a regular basis. Some players want to leave to acquire more first team experience in the same league or another league. Other players are forced to go on loan due to their team being relegated and their wages being too expensive for a club not participating in the top flight to cope with.

The English Premier League over the years has had some clubs, especially big clubs, loan out players that from an outsider looking in are just as good as the players in the manager’s first team plans and can contribute to winning titles. Some players have went on loan to have tremendous success and outplay the competition they had for places with players at their parent club. As we can imagine, that must be a tremendous feeling for a player to show the manager and their parent club they made a mistake letting them go out on loan.

Going out on loan can be a very good situation in certain circumstances, as younger players need time to develop as a player and the best way to do that is to play regularly as opposed to once every two weeks. Some older players may need a change of scenery to rediscover old form or regain that fire that once made them special.

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5. Gareth Barry

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Gareth Barry is on loan from Manchester City playing with Everton and has become a stabilizing influence in Roberto Martinez’s midfield. The English International is a tremendous passer of the ball with a thunderous left foot strike from distance. With the new acquisitions over the summer transfer window in Manchester, Barry has been given the chance to play regularly at age 32 with a club that will challenge for top-six honors with an outside chance at a Champions League place.

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4. Darren Bent

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Darren Bent has been a goal-scoring mercenary throughout his English Premier League carrier, with Christian Bentenke showing unprecedented form at Villa Park. He was loaned to Martin Jol’s club Fulham from Aston Villa. Bent still has pace and can be clinical in front of goal when in form; he has been a more than adequate substitute and partner for striker Dimitar Berbatov. The English International has a lot to prove if he plans to be on Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad next summer and Fulham have provided him with the opportunity to do so.

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3. Victor Moses

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Victor Moses has never fully been given a chance at Chelsea since his arrival from Wigan, but the London base club understands the potential the Nigerian International possesses so they weren’t keen to sell the youngster but were willing to loan him to Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers seems to fancy the Nigerian attacker and has given him a consistent run of games to continue to showcase his talents to the rest of the English Premier League. Moses has helped catapult Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table with timely goals and an undeniable work rate.

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2. Loic Remy

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Loic Remy was essentially forced to go out on loan due to the relegation on his parent club, Queens Park Rangers; nonetheless, the French International seems to be enjoying himself very much. Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has assembled a French colony of sorts; his squad is full of French Internationals making the transition seamless for Remy scoring five goals in five games for Newcastle. Remy may end up being one of the steals of the season, as it is almost certain Pardew will do everything in his power to sign the Frenchman on a permanent basis.

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1. Romelu Lukaku

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Romelu Lukaku seems to raise his game every time he is doubted by a manager. The Belgian International is in his second loan spell from parent club Chelsea, this time to Everton. Last season, Lukaku scored 17 goals in the Premier League for West Bromwich Albion when he was on loan. With the collapse of a Wayne Rooney move, it seems Lukaku was destined to finally wear a Chelsea shirt in the English Premier League, yet to be doubted again as manager Jose Mourinho relied on more experienced alternatives, signing Cameroonian International Samuel Eto’o rather than keeping the talented Belgian. Lukaku has scored four goals in only three appearances already for Everton. This is more than any Chelsea striker so far and he must be thinking what does he have to do to gain his parent club’s respect.