Going out on loan is part and parcel for many young footballers who seek an opportunity to truly break into the first-team. Personal development, football development and certainly character development are one of the many benefits of being away from your parent club for young pro’s.
There has been a number of successful January loan moves in recent seasons with England international’s Daniel Sturridge and Jack Wilshire both making successful moves and establishing themselves as Premier League stars the following season. More recently Joel Campbell enjoyed a fruitful January spell at Spanish side Villarreal before coming back and becoming a first-team performer at the Emirates Stadium this season.
There are only six days left of the January transfer window, and there are a number of youngsters who will be pressing for a loan move in order to get much needed first-team football.
Young Pro has picked 10 young players who could benefit from a January loan. Below are the first five.
Chelsea front man Tammy Abraham will be hoping for a similar loan-move to team-mate Dom Solanke who is now at Vitesse Arnheim in Holland. The 18-year-old forward striker has been in lethal form again this season with 19 goals already for the Blues. Abraham’s sheer pace and predatory instinct in front of goal could be a key asset for a number of Championship sides.
Having become a member of the first-team at Emirates, Iwobi has had some Premier League and Champions League action under his belt. A loan move to fellow Premier League side could provide Iwobi the invaluable chance to regularly experience top flight football. Jack Wilshere enjoyed a six-month stint at Bolton Wanders before claiming a regular first team place for the Gunners.
The 20-year-old forward is hoping to secure a place in Brazil’s Olympic squad this summer and he is keen on a loan move in order to gain regular first-team football. Pereira scored on his full-debut and has since made seven appearances for Louis Van Gaal’s men. In recent U21 games it has been clear he is a level above the U21’s league and he would benefit from a Premier League loan move.
The young Liverpool midfielder has not tasted much first-team action since his senior debut last season in the Capital One Cup, this season he has played less than five matches for Jurgen Klopp’s side and has only just recovered from a hamstring injury. First-team opportunities don’t seem likely in the near future so a first loan move for the 18-year-old could be exactly what he needs.
The 19-year-old Southampton striker has featured on the bench a couple of times for the Saints in recent months following a first-team debut last January. Seager has continued his fine form from last season where he scored 21 goals in 28 U21’s appearances, adding six goals in nine U21 Premier League displays this season. The young poacher would certainly benefit from a loan spell in the football league.