When we say loan deals in football, it means any particular player being to temporarily play for a club other than the one he is currently contracted to.
Loan deals in football game may last from a few weeks to all season-long or a number of seasons. A player could be sent out on loan due to different reasons. But they commonly leave their clubs to other sides due to lack of play time.
On the other hand, when some players become a flop at one side, they might go to the other side and go on to shine.
Now, let’s take a look at top 5 Premier League players who went out on loan and managed to revive their career.
5. Wilfried Zaha – Winger
Wilfried Zaha has been one of the promising talented wingers in the Premier League during his time at Crystal Palace.
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has opted to bring the then 21-year-old to Old Trafford.
Zaha signed a five-and-a-half-year contract on 26 January 2013 for a reported £10m rising to £15m with performance-related add-ons.
However, the Ivorian attacker never made it at Old Trafford, as he failed to impress manager Ferguson.
He was loaned out to Cardiff City and then went back to Crystal Palace on loan deal before he signed a permanent deal with the club.
4. Aaron Ramsey – Midfielder
Aaron Ramsey has started his youth career at Cardiff City before he moved to Arsenal in 2008 at the age of 18.
Unfortunately, Ramsey picked up a double leg break against Stoke City in February 2010 by defender Ryan Shawcross at the Britannia Stadium.
The midfielder returned to action after 9 months but was then sent out on loan to Nottingham Forest. The Welshman went back home to Cardiff for a period of one month to gain match fitness.
Now, the Wales international midfielder is amongst the fittest players at Arsenal and has season silenced all doubters.
3. Romelu Lukaku – Striker
Manchester United’s second most expensive signing, Romelu Lukaku, was a hugely promising talent player when he joined Chelsea from Anderlecht.
The Belgium international made the move to Stamford Bridge in 2011. But he failed to make his mark under manager Jose Mourinho.
After one season, the Belgian was sent to West Bromwich on loan and came back to Chelsea a different player.
The striker bagged 17 goals for the Baggies in 35 Premier League games. However, after playing only two matches for the Blues, Lukaku was loaned to Everton where he scored 15 times.
At the end of the season, the former Anderlecht ace signed a five-year permanent deal with the Toffees.
In January 2014, The Guardian named Lukaku among ten most promising young players in Europe.
The loan move to West Brom and Everton made Lukaku a world-class player.
Today, Lukaku is Manchester United’s second most expensive signing ever.
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