The summer transfer window is the busiest time for managers and football clubs in general, as the big money transfer deals dominate the sporting headlines. Many of the loan deals, though, go under the radar amid all this hype. Here is the best starting XI compiled of players currently loaned out by Premier League clubs.
GK- Thibaut Courtois
The Belgian shot-stopper is currently on his third loan-spell at Spanish giants Atletico Madrid. The Chelsea ‘keeper is turning plenty of heads with his match winning performances at Atletico and is also attracting attention from Barcelona, one of the favourites on http://betway.com/sports-betting/ for European glory this season.
DF- Jack Robinson
The Liverpool right-back is currently on-loan at Blackpool in an attempt to further his development. This is a great opportunity for him to grow as a player as he will play regularly at the Tangerines.
DF- Johan Djourou
The 26-year-old Arsenal defender is currently with German club Hamburg. He has made 81 appearances for the Gunners and has 41 caps for Switzerland, bringing vital experience to the back-row.
DF- Karim Rekik
The 18-year-old has been at Man City since 2011. He is currently back in his native Holland with PSV. With 13 under-19 caps for his country Rekik undoubtedly has potential and looks like an astute deal for PSV as they strengthen their squad for the Europa League campaign.
DF- Benoit Assou-Ekotto
The Tottenham man followed his ex-manager Harry Redknapp to QPR in the summer. A left-back with bags of experience, he has been playing Premier League football since 2006, racking up a total 155 games for Spurs. His experience will be vital in QPR’s promotion push.
MF- Victor Moses
The Nigerian winger is on-loan at Liverpool from parent club Chelsea. The pacey midfielder has bags of top flight experience and is a quality player. His pace and power will be vital in helping Liverpool achieve a top-four place this season.
MF- Gareth Barry
The most experienced player in the team, the 32-year-old has racked up an incredible 500 top-flight games. Deemed surplus to requirements by Man City he joined Everton as they attempted to fill the void left by Fellaini who had joined United. Barry has so far been a rock in the Everton midfield and some fans are calling for him to be reinstated in the England squad.
MF- Stephen Ireland
Like Barry he is an experienced central midfielder. After falling out of favour with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert he has ended up at Stoke, where the tireless midfielder is starting to recapture the form that once made him a Republic of Ireland international.
MF- Nick Powell
The Man United youngster is currently at Wigan. One of the last Alex Ferguson signings this boy has plenty of potential and you can expect to see him terrorising Championship defences for the Latics.
ST- Darren Bent
Another player who has fallen out of favour at Villa, Bent has now wound up at Fulham. With 13 caps for England and 103 top-flight goals Bent is an astute capture for the West London side.
ST- Romelu Lukaku
The Belgian spent last year with West Brom and scored an impressive 17 league goals. Many were surprised to see him join Everton on loan from Chelsea and he is now the key ingredient that could fire Everton into the Euro places.
The combined value of this starting XI comes in at £93.4million – who says we are still in a credit squeeze!