7 players who need to spend the next season on loan
Players who need first team experience to improve their chances at their current clubs
With the transfer window in full swing, the big clubs are strengthening in the positions they need. In the Premier League, the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool have all made early signings.
Selection headaches are always welcome for any manager. Buying new players gives them exactly that. Antonio Conte already had a very strong midfield when he arrived at Chelsea and now with the addition of N’Golo Kante his options have been increased.
But there is a downside for players who were planning on impressing the manager and wanted to finally get their break at the club. These players will now have to spend a season on loan to try and impress and get into their manager’s good books next season.
Here are 7 such names who need a loan spell
7) Oleksandr Zinchenko
ZInchenko was snapped up by Manchester City in this summer transfer window. The 19-year-old only made his debut in the Russian league in 2015 for UFA. He became a first team regular for his club and made 31 appearances scoring twice.
He also broke Andriy Shevchenko’s long-standing record by becoming the youngest Ukrainian player to score in an international at 19. Several clubs were after him but City managed to pip their rivals to his signing.
But however talented the youngster might be, it’s best for him to spend the season on loan. Pep does have a knack for promoting youth but it might be too much of a step up for the 19-year-old.
Zinchecnko also took part in Euro 2016 coming on as a substitute in two of Ukraine’s games as they finished bottom of their group.