Premier League

5 of the best loan deals in Premier League history

Arjun Singh Devgan
Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a successful loan spell at West Bromwich Albion in 2012
Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a successful loan spell at West Bromwich Albion in 2012 / GRAHAM STUART/GettyImages
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The Premier League is widely considered to be the best and most competitive league in the world, with a number of top players plying their trade in England. Since it's inception in 1992, there have been a number of successful loan spells that have taken place in the league, and here we take a look at the five best loan spells in England's top-flight league.

1. Romelu Lukaku (West Bromwich Albion, 2012)

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FBL-ENG-PR-SUNDERLAND-WEST BROM / GRAHAM STUART/GettyImages

Romelu Lukaku was signed by Chelsea in 2011, but he was deemed surplus to requirements and soon sent of on loan to West Bromwich Albion in 2012. The move paid rich dividends for the both the club and the player, as he scored 17 goals in 35 league appearances - which included a hat-trick against Manchester United.

While the Baggies were desperate to hold on to the striker, he instead choose to move to Everton on another loan spell, which eventually became a permanent transfer.

2. Daniel Sturridge (Bolton Wanderers, 2011)

Daniel Sturridge
Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers - Premier League / Chris Brunskill/GettyImages

Daniel Sturridge was on the books of Chelsea when he was sent out on a loan spell to Bolton Wanderers in 2011 and it was there that he showed glimpses of his ability.

The striker netted eight goals in 12 appearances as Bolton finished 14th in the league and his performances saw him earn a more prominent role at Chelsea, post which he secured a move to Liverpool.

3. Jurgen Klinsmann (Tottenham Hotspur, 1998)

Nicola Berti and Jurgen Klinsmann of Tottenham celebrate their team's goal
Nicola Berti and Jurgen Klinsmann of Tottenham celebrate their team's goal / Graham Chadwick/GettyImages

Jurgen Klinsmann is one of the best strikers to come from Germany and the German already had played for Tottenham Hotspur once before coming back for a loan spell in 1998.

Spurs were facing relegation when he arrived, but his nine goals helped ensure that the club remained in the top-flight league while also netting four goals in a single game against Wimbledon.

4. Jesse Lingard (West Ham United, 2021)

Jesse Lingard
Burnley v West Ham United - Premier League / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Jesse Lingaard's career at Manchester United was seemed to be over and it made sense when he was sent on loan to West Ham United in January, 2021 and it proved to a masterstroke as the midfielder revitalised his career by scoring nine goals and registering five assists in 16 appearances for them.

His performances helped West Ham qualify for the Europa League and despite the Hammers wanting to sign him permanently, the player decided to return to Old Trafford.

5. Loic Remy

Loic Remy
Newcastle United v Stoke City - Barclays Premier League / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Loic Remy had already already impressed for Queens Park Rangers when he went out on loan to Newcastle United in 2013 and continued his good form for them scoring 14 goals in 27 games for them.

The Frenchman's performances saw him earn a move to Chelsea the following season, but he struggled to replicate his good form and now plays in the Super Lig in Turkey.

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