News from Dean Henderson’s dilemma for £ 60 million at Manchester United made us think: Which Premier League rental companies helped their temporary tutors finish higher than their parent clubs? This quintet must have felt quite embarrassed when they returned…
Everton was already seven points ahead of Manchester City when Jo was loaned in February 2009. The Brazilian was signed for record club fees by Mark Hughes last July, but the Abu Dhabi United Group and Robinho did lose long the post-takeover reshuffle by winter.
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Jo has scored more Premier League goals in the 49 minutes since his debut with the Toffees than in nine games at City. This form quickly disappeared but he was a regular at an Everton team which came fifth and reached the FA Cup final, for which he was not eligible due to a 20 minute cameo for City , tenth, during their third home collapse for Nottingham Forest. David Moyes loaned Jo for the second time at the start of the following season, but asked him to leave (Get Out) before Christmas 2009 after his unauthorized return to Brazil.
It took a punishing experience at Old Trafford before Arsene Wenger realized that Carl Jenkinson, Gervinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Campbell were just simple stickers placed on the gaping hole Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Eboue left with his Arsenal team in 2011. Arsenal lost 8-2 to Manchester United on August 28 and signed Park Chu-young, Andre Santos, Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta at the end of the month.
Yossi Benayoun also joined the Chelsea loan but would soon establish himself as truly respected and appreciated in the Emirates. He was captain of a League Cup defeat to Manchester City in a “good time” and received a standing ovation against the same club in a crucial victory in April, as well as a northern derby from London two months ago.
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Although he only scored four goals, his contribution to the cause was immense. It included an 87th minute winner against Aston Villa, help in a 1-1 draw with the Wolves and openers in a 3-3 draw with Norwich and a 3-2 win over West Brom. Without Benayoun, Arsenal would certainly not have finished a point before Tottenham, their main rivals doomed to the Europa League despite their fourth place after an otherwise poor Chelsea team managed to win the bloody Champions League.
“It is not easy when you come to a big club,” said Brendan Rodgers of Victor Moses in January 2014. “You come from a very good club like Chelsea to a massive club like Liverpool where there are many hope every day. For any player to join a big club, there is a big difference in terms of mentality. “
A reminder that he was talking about a player signed by the defending European champions in the summer of 2012. It’s Brendan peak.
Moses actually played 43 times for “very good club” Chelsea in his first season, starting 28 games after joining Wigan. But the step to Liverpool’s “massive club” was too much, as he only made 22 appearances (nine starts) as a backing for Raheem Sterling. His parents prevented his unloving host family from winning the title, but Liverpool still finished two points ahead of Chelsea.
Moses repeated the trick two seasons later in 2015/16, when he was used sparingly again by a West Ham camp that rose to seventh. Chelsea were three places behind, but he and Moses would both win the title in the following campaign. Football is stupid.
Marco van Ginkel
It was as part of the decision to sign Asmir Begovic that Chelsea proposed to Marco Vinko Marco van Ginkel on loan in the summer of 2015. He had been assaulted by an injury but remained an eminently talented midfielder waiting to realize his potential playing alongside Glenn Whelan: a dream we all surely hold.
Van Ginkel only stayed in Pottery in February, when Chelsea redirected his Dutch post to the most suitable PSV climates. He started eight Premier League games for Stoke – four draws and four losses – before his loan was canceled in a mist induced by Giannelli Imbula. And what a divine signature it was.
Even more surprising, Van Ginkel remains an employee of Chelsea. His contract at Stamford Bridge expires after seven long years this summer; we doubt Chelsea will strive to keep it beyond the end of this agreement.
What links between Nathan Dyer and Martin Scorsese? Not a borderline unhealthy obsession with Leonardo DiCaprio, nor two goals in the League Cup final, but the fact that arguably their greatest career achievements were accomplished in 209 minutes.
You can watch the full Irish at the same time, Nathan Dyer won a Premier League winner medal. Twelve appearances, no starts and six minutes from January 2 to the end of the 2015/16 season were enough to carve out a place at the very end of the closing credits for the most unfathomable success in team sport.
Dyer took advantage of his limited screen time. It was his head in the 89th minute of a 3-2 win on Aston Villa two goals down which was one of the main catalysts for Leicester’s season. Swansea had loaned him to relegation favorites that summer but was forced to watch the Foxes break the glass ceiling from the handles of the center table.
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