10 Premier League loan players shine elsewhere so far this season
The Premier League is arguably the most star-studded competition in the world with top players hitting the pitch every week.
It’s easy to forget that the 20 clubs involved also have a surprisingly strong pool of talent who have been allowed to leave the club on loan.
While some disappear from the elite not to be seen again, others move on and immediately show why they are so highly rated by their parent clubs as they seek to prove they are worthy of a first. place in the team in the future.
Premier League players often leave for periods in the EFL or other countries, but who has prospered so far this quarter?
Here are 10 successful loan players so far this season …
The Arsenal defender was allowed to leave the club on loan again this summer, much to the frustration of fans.
Saliba is considered one of the most talented young defenders in Europe and has really bolstered that reputation with nine appearances for the French team Marseille, including playing every minute of the club’s Europa League campaign until here.
The 20-year-old made his France Under-21 debut and has been assured he will be part of Mikel Arteta’s first-team plans next season, showing how well he has done.
The Chelsea midfielder undoubtedly looks like a star in the making.
After plying his trade in the EFL and being on loan with West Brom last season, the 21-year-old has been loaned to Crystal Palace this season in hopes of continuing.
The central midfielder certainly did it with a series of impressive performances for Patrick Vieira’s side.
If he continues in this form, he will surely be a candidate for an England summons, not to mention being in contention for Chelsea’s next term under Thomas Tuchel.
Jake clarke salter
After a mixed season with Birmingham City last season, the Chelsea defender was hoping for another league chance this season.
With Coventry City, the 24-year-old was expected to fight relegation, but instead the Sky Blues are flying high in third at the second tier.
Clarke-Salter has already started eight of his nine appearances for the club and looks a lot like part of the Ricoh Arena furniture.
The player seems unlikely to have a future at Stamford Bridge, but based on those performances he is bound to have a long list of contenders when his contract expires next summer.
It has been a pleasant season for the Manchester United winger who is getting better and better.
After spending time with Werder Bremen and Club Brugge last season, the 21-year-old moved to Birmingham where he established himself as a regular at the first team.
Chong has provided two assists this quarter and seems to be finding his feet under Lee Bowyer.
With competition for places likely to be strong at Old Trafford for many years to come, it will be a great experience for the winger to enjoy a full season of regular first-team football.
The Man United starlet is a player who seems destined for a career at the highest level.
After spending time with Deportivo Alaves last season, Pellistri returned to Spain this summer to join La Liga.
Since then, the 19-year-old has made seven top-flight appearances in Spain, a valuable experience for a player who is truly gearing up to fight for a place in Man United’s first team next season.
Taylor Harwood Bellis
The 19-year-old Man City starlet has truly come of age since early 2021.
After spending the last season with the Blackburn Rovers in the league, the center-back has been cleared on loan to Belgian giants Anderlecht in search of regular first-team football.
Harwood-Bellis has already 12 appearances under his belt and is now part of the England Under-21 squad, which means he is very present on the radar of main boss Gareth Southgate.
Sepp van den Berg
Liverpool are blessed with several talented defenders, including Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip in the lead, but they certainly have one for the future at the 19-year-old.
Van den Berg has already made four first-team appearances for the Reds and after spending time with Preston North End last season he has been brought back to Deepdale again this season.
The Dutch defender has made 14 appearances for the Lilywhites so far this quarter and looks more than accomplished at league level despite his young age.
The 21-year-old is making the most of his loan spell with Sheffield United.
After making 86 appearances for Wolves, the decision was made to allow the central midfielder to go on loan.
Since moving to Bramall Lane he has scored three and created two more in just six appearances for the Blades, the kind of performances that will see him return to the Premier League before too long.
A player who only moved to Watford last season, Zinckernagel was cleared out on loan after the Hornets’ promotion to the Premier League.
It was Nottingham Forest who decided to sign the player and to say it paid off is an understatement.
The Danish winger has already scored twice and created four goals for Steve Cooper’s side and appears to be one of the EFL’s summer rookies.
The central midfielder has been through a rough patch since leaving Man City for Watford, but that tenure has really started.
Dele-Bashiru left Vicarage Road on a loan with Reading where he has really impressed so far with two goals and one assist in nine appearances.
The 22-year-old seems to have finally found his feet and it will be interesting to see if he can finally realize his potential with the Royals.