With the emergency loan window opening today (Wednesday), allowing clubs in the Football League to sign players until November 25th, we take a look at possible Premier League targets that would benefit from a move to the second tier.
Reece Oxford (West Ham)
Some may say he isn’t ready for a Championship loan as the impressive youngster has broken into the Hammers first-team squad this summer and earned a man of the match display at Arsenal on his full Premier League debut. However, Slaven Bilic has since been wary of throwing him in again and with Alex Song also added to the squad, Oxford may find himself back in the Development squad. Playing first team football is now a must for Oxford and so a loan in the Championship could be the making of him.
Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth)
Kermorgant has been a target for many championship clubs this summer. Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday are interested in the experienced 33-year-old who scored 17 goals for the Cherries last season as they won promotion to the Premier League. According to Shoot.co.uk, Wednesday are trying to tie up a season-long loan deal for the Frenchman, who has made one league appearance so far this term. However other clubs will be looking at him, who knows where he will end up this season.
Krystian Bielik (Arsenal)
Much was expected of Bielik when he arrived in January but Arsene Wenger has been quick to keep him under wraps. A regular in the Development Squad and also in first team training, it may be time for Bielik to acclimatise to English football and be thrown in at the deep end. A number of clubs would be keen to take the holding midfielder and Wenger may see now as the time to let go.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)
Jose Mourinho reckons Loftus-Cheek will be a member of his first-team side this season but the signs aren’t all there. With a slow start to the season, Mourinho can take no chances and so the youngster is unlikely to get a chance any time soon. He showed what he can do in cameos towards the end of last term and now is the time to let him do that regularly, even in the Championship.
Frazier Campbell (Crystal Palace)
A well known striker in the Premier League but he has been out of favour this season under manager Alan Pardew. Also with the club looking to bring in another striker such as Leonardo Ulloa, a move for Campbell may be a good idea for a Championship club willing to pay his wages. Rumours are he is set to join Sheffield Wednesday but I can see a number of other clubs sniffing around the England star.
Victor Anichebe (West Brom)
After West Brom struggled to offload him this summer Victor is facing an uncertain future at The Hawthorns and maybe a loan move would be best for him. The strong frontman would be a key asset for any top team in the Championship, but again wages will be a big factor.
Elliot Lee (West Ham)
The Hammers youngster got his chance in the Europa League and pre-season but his time in the first team looks to be over. With added signings and players such as Andy Carroll returning from injury it is time for Lee to go out and get some more football. League One and Two has been the destination for Lee so far in terms of loans but maybe a lower Championship side could come calling.
Philippe Senderos (Aston Villa)
The Switzerland international was not named in their 25-man squad and will be allowed out.
Romain Amalfitano (West Ham)
Amalfitano and Slaven Bilic have had their issues off the pitch and the midfielder has been made an example of by training with the reserves. With two deadline day additions in the wide areas, Amalfitano has dropped down the pecking order even further and his Hammers career could be over. However, a loan in the Championship would be ideal if someone will pay his hefty wages.
Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace)
Poor old Dwight Gayle. Palace’s top scorer in the last two seasons and clearly capable at Premier League level, yet he just doesn’t suit Alan Pardew’s system. Numerous clubs were interested in Gayle in the summer, Bristol City and Fulham especially, so a loan move with a hefty fee involved could well be the answer.
Miloš Veljković (Spurs)
Two unsuccessful Championship loan spells last season can’t put the versatile defender off and it may be a case of third time lucky. Clearly talented and a Serbia under-21 international and Under-20 World Cup winner, the 19-year-old needs to make a career decision if he is to make it as a path into Tottenham’s squad looks to be closing.
Rob Elliot (Newcastle)
Elliot can’t even make the bench for the magpies this season and the Republic of Ireland international wants to play regular football.
Lewis Grabban (Norwich)
There has been lots of controversy surrounding the former Bournemouth frontman. The Canaries’ fan base are turning a blind eye on the former Bournemouth man after his transfer move was blocked – that being an improved bid of £7million from the Cherries. Many thought the 27-year-old would be a Bournemouth player once again but that’s not the case. Manager Alex Neil rates him and still wants him to be involved in his plans. The fact of the matter is he feels that he is Premier League quality, so maybe Norwich fans should at least wait and see what happens. However, a move to the Championship would be ideal as his future may be uncertain in the short term. Any Championship club that manages to capture him will have a very good player in their hands.
Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland)
A player who followed Gus Poyet to Sunderland from Brighton has not looked good enough for the Premier League and the loan window is a chance for a club to capture a solid Championship player.
Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace)
A star of Wales’ Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the Palace goalkeeper has never made it to a regular first teamer in the squad. His sporadic appearances in the Capital One Cup are unlikely to satisfy him and he will likely look for regular first team football elsewhere.
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