Loan watch: Four forwards on-loan in Europe from Premier League clubs
A number of Premier League sides currently have players out on loan at European teams. Each parent club has a different motivation. Are they genuinely trying to give them experience, to take the place of an older player in the future, or are they hoping the loan star performs well, so they can ask a high price for him?
Coral take a look at which Premier League loan players have started the season well on the continent.
Currently blossoming at Bundesliga-based Borussia Monchengladbach, the 21-year-old has netted twice in the Europa League, and appears to be the catalyst in the team. With elder brother Eden strutting his stuff at parent club Chelsea, plus a host of other attacking options excelling, the Blues are in a fantastic position. The Belgian is bound to command quite a fee, however the Stamford Bridge business model over the past three years has been clever; recruiting young talent with potential on the cheap, loaning them out and selling them for a substantial profit. Romelu Lukaku is a prime example.
Having signed for Liverpool, he was immediately farmed back out to Lille, where he scored five goals in 30 league appearances last term. So far, Origi has managed one in three in Ligue 1, and the 19-year-old Belgian striker is starting to show the promise that Brendan Rodgers identified in him.
The Mexican attacker, who was signed by Manchester United in 2012, is currently in fantastic form for Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev. After five league appearances he has two goals, though including Europa League, the 20-year-old is averaging one in every other gams, amounting to three in all competitions.
Staying with United, and keeping a Mexican theme, Henriquez’s compatriot Hernandez is on loan at Real Madrid, in perhaps the highest profile outbound loan signing of the Premier League summer transfer window. Known affectionately as ‘Chicharito’, which translates to ‘little pea’, the 26-year-old has netted twice in two La Liga appearances, and seems well suited to Spanish football.