When used correctly, the loan market can be a hugely beneficial tool. The parent club, recipient team, and player can all equally share the advantage of a temporary switch. Frequently used by the Premier League’s bigger club to blood some of their youngsters in the high-pressure environment of the league, recipients also benefit from having a talent that they would most likely be unable to acquire otherwise in their team.
For the individual, a loan move can help provide the necessary building blocks of first-team experience that are used to facilitate the development of many young players. It offers them the arena to acclimatise to what is required of them without any potential mistakes or errors causing any damage to their parent club. Danny Welbeck is the perfect example of the usefulness of the loan market. After impressing during a spell at Sunderland, the 21-year-old has gone from strength to strength and last season consigned the exciting Javier Hernandez to the bench before representing England at Euro 2012.
There are many players who will hope to follow a similar trajectory to that of the Manchester United man and here we take a look at some players who will be hoping to utilise the loan market to push their careers on to the next level.