A number of intriguing loan moves have taken place this summer – and we’ve picked out at least one player from every Premier League worth keeping an eye on.
While the form of the first team is the main concern for a supporter, it is always interesting to see how your club’s players are faring out on loan.
We’ve listed every Premier League player out on loan and picked out some we’re looking forward to seeing hopefully progress.
Out on loan: Kelechi Nwakali (Porto), Takuma Asano (Hannover 96), Matt Macey (Plymouth), Calum Chambers (Fulham), David Ospina (Napoli), Krystian Bielik (Charlton), Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim)
Who to keep an eye on: After being used as a defensive midfielder in pre-season by Unai Emery, Calum Chambers continues to try to establish himself as a Premier League footballer in an exciting Fulham side.
Reiss Nelson, meanwhile, hopes to follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and Ademola Lookman by impressing in the Bundesliga.
Out on loan: Sam Surridge (Oldham), Connor Mahoney (Birmingham), Brad Smith (Seattle Sounders), Emerson Hyndman (Hibernian), Matt Worthington (Forest Green), Harry Arter (Cardiff)
Who to keep an eye on: “He can go as far as he wants to go. He’s a sensible lad, he’s got a huge potential,” was James Beattie’s verdict when he worked with Connor Mahoney at Accrington Stanley. The 21-year-old winger has shown flashes of promise at Championship level but needs to make the most of an opportunity at Birmingham.
Out on loan: Christian Walton (Wigan), Robert Sanchez (Forest Green), Ben Hall (Notts County), Henrik Bjordal (Zulte Waragem), Steven Alzate (Swindon), Billy Arce (Extramedura)
Who to keep an eye on: Robert Sanchez has one of the best names in football, and for that reason we’re going to be watching him closely. See also: Billy Arce.
Out on loan: Conor Mitchell (St Johnstone), Aiden O’Neill (Central Coast Mariners), Jon Walters (Ipswich)
Who to keep an eye on: We will watch on with intrigue to see whether Aiden O’Neill tears up A-League by creating goals for Usain Bolt.
Out on loan: Mark Harris (Newport), Omar Bogle (Birmingham), Stuart O’Keefe (Plymouth)
Who to keep an eye on: Wales youth international Mark Harris broke into the Cardiff first team two seasons ago but failed to appear last term. The 19-year-old has already scored twice at Newport, with the League Two outfit making a promising start to the campaign.
Out on loan: Charlie Colkett (Shrewsbury), Lewis Baker, Jamal Blackman and Izzy Brown (Leeds), Nathan Baxter (Yeovil), Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich), Reece James (Wigan), Dujon Sterling (Coventry), Jake Clarke-Salter (Vitesse Arnhem), Jordan Houghton (MK Dons), Eduardo (Vitesse Arnhem), Kenedy (Newcastle), Todd Kane (Hull), Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori (Derby)
Who to keep an eye on: Much is expected of Mason Mount, and he is learning his trade under the perfect role model in Frank Lampard.
Chelsea wouldn’t entertain permanent offers for Jamal Blackman this summer, but the goalkeeper is struggling to usurp Bailey Peacock-Farrell as No.1 at Leeds United, while Trevoh Chalobah – younger brother of Nathaniel – has already been invited to train with England’s senior squad.
Out on loan: Jaroslaw Jach (Rizespor)
Who to keep an eye on: Of all the players Palace have sent out on loan, Poland centre-back Jach is the obvious choice to watch out for.
Out on loan: Yannick Bolasie (Aston Villa), Kevin Mirallas (Fiorentina), Luke Garbutt (Oxford), Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray), Shani Tarashaj (Grasshoppers), Ashley Williams (Stoke), Antonee Robinson (Wigan), Callum Connolly (Wigan), Nikola Vlasic (CSKA Moscow), Cuco Martina (Stoke City), Mo Besic (Middlesbrough), Sandro Ramirez (Real Sociedad), Matthew Pennington (Ipswich).
Who to keep an eye on: Nikola Vlasic and Henry Onyekuru are two young prospects signed from the continent but have given the opportunity to mature abroad this season – and both could gain Champions League experience.
Mo Besic became immensely popular on Teeside in the second half of last season and has returned in the hope of making up for a number of injury-hit years.
Matthew Pennington, meanwhile, had a difficult time on loan at Leeds last term but did enough to secure a new contract before being sent away for more first-team experience.
Out on loan: Marek Rodak (Rotherham), Tayo Edun (Ipswich), Magnus Norman (Rochdale), Marcelo Djalo (Extremedura), Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley), Rui Fonte (Lille).
Who to keep an eye on: Named in the team of the tournament as England’s Under-19s won the 2017 European Championships, Tayo Edun made the perfect start to life at Ipswich, scoring a last-minute equaliser after making his debut as a substitute.
Out on loan: Jordy Hiwula (Coventry), Jack Payne (Bradford), Joel Coleman (Shrewsbury), Lewis O’Brien (Bradford)
Who to keep an eye on: Bradford may have had a tough start to the season, but Jack Payne has already scored twice from midfield having impressed for Oxford and Blackburn last season.
Out on loan: George Thomas (Scunthorpe), Harvey Barnes (West Brom), Daniel Iverson (Oldham), Islam Slimani (loan, Fenerbahce), Bartosz Kapuskta (Leuven), Filip Benkovic (Celtic)
Who to keep an eye on: Harvey Barnes has shown promise in loan spells at MK Dons and Barnsley in the past and is now impressing at West Brom, while Leicester spent £13million on Filip Benkovic in the summer, only to ask for a temporary switch in order to play first-team football.
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Out on loan: Ben Woodburn (Sheffield United), Ovie Ejaria and Ryan Kent (Rangers), Adam Bogdan (Hibernian), Herby Kane (Doncaster), Harry Wilson (Derby), Shamal George (Tranmere), Taiwo Awoniyi (Gent), Allan (Eintracht Frankfurt), Danny Ings (Southampton), Marko Grujic (Hertha Berlin), Loris Karius (Besiktas), Sheyi Ojo (Stade Reims), Corey Whelan (Crewe)
Who to keep an eye on: Wales duo Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson are the obvious youngsters to watch out for, while Marko Grujic is running out of chances to prove he has a long-term future at Anfield.
Out on loan: Tosin Adarabioyo (West Brom), Anthony Caceres (Melbourne City), Matt Smith (FC Twente), Manu Garcia (Toulouse), Erik Palmer-Brown and Luka Ilic (NEC Breda), Mix Diskerud (Ulsan), Thierry Ambrose (Lens), Jack Harrison (Leeds), Brandon Barker (Preston), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian), Lukas Nmecha (Preston), Patrick Roberts and Douglas Luiz (Girona), Daniel Arzani (Celtic)
Who to keep an eye on: Tosin Adarabioyo has been in and around City’s senior squad for a couple of years and now has the chance to play regular first-team football in the Championship.
Likewise, Jack Harrison and Lukas Nmecha will be hoping to impress in the second tier to build on their promising reputations.
Patrick Roberts and Douglas Luiz are highly regarded, and it will be particularly interesting to keep an eye on how the former fares in La Liga.
Out on loan: James Wilson (Aberdeen), Axel Tuanzebe (Aston Villa), Dean Henderson (Sheffield United), Matty Willock (St Mirren), Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe), Joel Pereira (Vitoria Setubal), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham), Kieran O’Hara (Macclesfield), Demetri Mitchell (Hearts)
Who to keep an eye on: Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are both prospects which excite United supporters.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has seen his last two loan spells cut short amid questions about his attitude. It will be interesting to see whether the penny has dropped with the left-back.
Out on loan: Henri Saviet (Bursaspor), Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest), Dwight Gayle (West Brom), Luke Charman and Daniel Barlaser (Accrington)
Who to keep an eye on: Dwight Gayle is generally considered not good enough for the Premier League, but that perhaps unfairly overlooks his record in the top flight. Three goals in four starts so far at West Brom may have Newcastle fans feeling a little envious if their own woes continue.
Out on loan: Guido Carrillo (Leganes), Sofiane Boufal (Celta Vigo), Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Harrison Reed (Blackburn), Sam McQueen (Middlesbrough), Jake Hesketh and Jake Flannigan (Burton)
Who to keep an eye on: We’re still in love with Sofiane Boufal’s moment of slapstick brilliance against West Brom last season and hope that we haven’t seen the last of him in England if he rediscovers his best form in La Liga.
Out on loan: Josh Onomah (Sheffield Wednesday), Marcus Edwards (SBV Excelsior), Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham)
Who to keep an eye on: Once compared to Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino, Marcus Edwards’ career has failed to kickstart, and it will be intriguing to see how he performs in Rotterdam.
It is a similar story for Josh Onomah, who is searching for more consistency in the Championship after an up-and-down year at Aston Villa.
Out on loan: Dodi Lukebakio (Dusseldorf), Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland), Tommie Hoban (Aberdeen), Randell Williams (Wycombe), David Sesay (Crawley), Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers)
Who to keep an eye on: Jerome Sinclair was highly regarded at Liverpool, and Watford’s capture of the forward was considered a coup.
The 21-year-old has played just 375 minutes of league football since – over half of which came on loan at Birmingham – and he now needs to prove he was worthy of the hype.
Out on loan: Edimilson Fernandes (Fiorentina), Sam Byram (Nottingham Forest), Marcus Browne (Oxford), Sead Haksabanovic (Malaga), Jordan Hugill (Middlesbrough), Toni Martinez (Majadahonda), Josh Cullen (Charlton)
Who to keep an eye on: Sam Byram arrived at the West Ham as one of the most promising youngsters in the country after impressing in the same Leeds team as Lewis Cook.
Whereas Cook has gone from strength to strength in the Premier League, Byram has struggled to establish himself in east London, although injury has often scuppered his progress. A return to the Championship may help the right-back rediscover his mojo.
Out on loan: Aaron Collins (Colchester), Benik Afobe (Stoke), Harry Burgoyne (Plymouth), Sherwin Seedorf (Bradford), Roderick Miranda (Olympiakos), Rafa Mir (Las Palmas), ordan Graham (Ipswich), Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (Hansa Rostock), Joe Mason (Portsmouth), Bright Enobakhare (Kilmarnock), Ben Stevenson (FC Jumilla), Danny Batth (Middlesbrough), Connor Ronan and Connor Johnson (Walsall), Paul Gladon (Sint-Truiden), Michael Zyro (Pogon Szczecin).
Who to keep an eye on: Batth has been a loyal servant to the club, helping Wolves from League One to the Premier League, but he found himself marginalised last term amid Wolves’ continental recruitment.
Despite being the Midlanders’ club captain, the centre-back is perhaps much more suited to a Tony Pulis team, although he currently faces a battle to break into Middlesbrough’s starting XI.