One player from Premier League club who needs a loan move during January transfer window, including Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United outcasts

13 Jan

For some players, January is the perfect time to seek a loan move after warming the bench all season.

Disgruntled or fed-up footballers will look to start afresh this month and use the rest of the campaign to get back up to speed with some playing time in another environment.

Moreno has lost his place at Anfield to Andy Robertson

And this month has already been busy, with Jermain Defoe leaving Bournemouth to join Steven Gerrard’s Rangers on a temporary basis, as well as Jason Puncheon hopping from Crystal Palace to Huddersfield until the end of the season.

But there are still many who could move elsewhere – below, talkSPORT.com looks at a player from each of the 20 Premier League clubs who needs a loan move to reinvigorate their campaign…


Arsenal – Eddie Nketiah

The 19-year-old broke through the ranks under Arsene Wenger in the cup tournaments but has found his playing time limited by Unai Emery.

Having made just a solitary appearance in the Premier League as substitute, a move away for the youngster could be beneficial for both parties.

Arsenal fans will tell you the striker has bags of potential but he will not be displacing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette any time soon.

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Nketiah could seek a loan move away from Arsenal

Bournemouth – Jordan Ibe

The Cherries winger was once hailed as a player with bags of potential when breaking onto the scene at Liverpool.

However, he was sold to Bournemouth and his career hasn’t taken off as expected on the south coast.

He is playing second fiddle to Ryan Fraser and Josh King, and a loan move away would be best for the former Wycombe Wanderers player to remind Eddie Howe of his talent.

Ibe has made just nine league appearances this season.

A talented, yet frustrating player, Ibe has struggled for consistency since his move from Liverpool

Brighton – Bruno

The Seagulls skipper has been a brilliant servant to the club, making 219 league appearances for the south coast outfit and captaining them in their promotion to the Premier League.

However, at the age of 38, Hughton has started to restrict his appearances in the first team.

His age seems to be catching up with him with little injuries cropping up in recent months.

A loan move away could be beneficial for the defender before calling it a day on a long career, although after making his name as a legend for the club he will likely see out his contract.

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Burnley – Joe Hart

The goalkeeper seemingly got his career back on track at the start of this season after sealing a permanent move away to Burnley in the summer.

But after a poor run of games and the return of Tom Heaton from injury, Hart has once again found himself surplus to requirements at his club.

The former England shot-stopper looks to have past his best, but could seek one final move away in the hope of having one more shot at regaining some good form.

Burnley’s Championship neighbours Preston are reportedly offering Hart a Turf Moor escape route until the end of the season.

Hart has been replaced by Heaton as Burnley’s No.1

Cardiff – Lee Peltier

The defender has made 120 league appearances for the Bluebells but this season he has found himself on the sidelines for Neil Warnock’s side – having made just six appearances.

Centre-backs Sean Morrison and Sol Bamba has seen Peltier’s minutes limited and he may wish to move away to get some regular playing time.

At 32, he could be a useful player at the back for a Championship side with the experience he possesses.

Peltier has had limited game time this season

Chelsea – Davide Zappacosta

The Italian full-back signed for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea in 2017 for £23million from Italian side Torino but has failed to break into the starting XI for the west London side.

Having made just 24 appearances for the Blues in almost two years, a loan move away could be best for the Italian in order to get regular playing time as he reaches the peak years in his career.

He was not even in Maurizio Sarri’s matchday squad against Newcastle on Saturday and must seek a loan to prove his worth to his new manager.

Sub: Davide Zappacosta - 5
Zappacosta has struggled to break into the first team for Chelsea

Crystal Palace – Joel Ward

The right-back had been a regular for the Eagles since their Premier League journey began in 2013.

But the emergence of rising star Aaron Wan-Bissaka has restricted the full-back to just two Premier League appearances this term.

The right-back signed a new three-and-a-half deal at Selhurst Park but will want more game time.

At the age of 29, a move away could be beneficial for the Englishman rather than sitting on the bench for Roy Hodgson’s side.

Out: Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) - £4.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice
Ward has been replaced by Wan-Bissaka

Everton – Oumar Niasse

The Senegalese striker is reportedly keen on a move away from Goodison Park.

The forward has appeared just seven times in all competitions this term and has found himself behind Richarlison and Cenk Tosun in Marco Silva’s pecking order.

Cardiff City are reportedly interested in signing Niasse and he is also attracting interested abroad from Turkey, with Galatasaray willing to take him on loan.

Niasse has proven he can score goals in the top flight after netting eight times last season, but he has struggled this term having not scored in his six appearances.

Oumar Niasse’s goals have won Everton seven points this season
Niasse has struggled for game time this season

Fulham – Marcus Bettinelli

Bettinelli earned an England call-up earlier this season but his fortunes have changed since then.

The keeper was instrumental in the Cottagers’ promotion to the top flight last season but has found himself replaced by summer recruit Sergio Rico since Claudio Ranieri took over.

At just 26, Bettinelli will need regular game time if he is to be rewarded with another Three Lions call-up and there will be many takers for the shot-stopper.

Bettinelli earned an England call-up earlier this season

Huddersfield – Tommy Smith

Terriers boss David Wagner preferred Florent Hadergjonaj on the right side of his defence last season and this has not changed this term.

Smith has made just four league outings so far this season and should now seek a move away after spending a season-and-a-half as a back-up.

After captaining Huddersfield to promotion, many lower league clubs will be interested in his signature.

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Smith has hardly played for Huddersfield this season

Leicester – Adrien Silva

The Portuguese midfielder joined Leicester 16 months ago for the healthy sum of £25million – but his Foxes tenure got off to the worst possible start when his registration was withheld after missing the transfer deadline by 14 seconds.

Since then it hasn’t got much better for the playmaker, who has only made 20 appearances in almost a year and half with the club, and it has been reported he could be on his way back to Sorting Lisbon this month.

Turkish side Fenerbache are also said to be interested in Silva.

11. Adrien Silva (Sporting Lisbon to Leicester) - £22million
Silva has endured a torrid time at Leicester

Liverpool – Alberto Moreno

Since Andrew Robertson’s arrival from Hull City Alberto Moreno has found himself regularly warming the bench for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The Spaniard has made just two Premier League appearances and last month he hit at out at his coach for not playing him at all after his ankle injury.

The left-back reportedly has several offers to leave the Reds permanently, including back to Sevilla, but Klopp is unlikely to sell him permanently with no direct replacement for Robertson.

Moreno wants to return to La Liga

Manchester City – Phil Foden

Although Foden has undoubtedly had his playing time increased by Pep Guardiola this season, and in recent matches scored his first goals for the club, a move away on loan could really aid the youngster.

As seen by Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson’s success abroad, the teenager could seek a move away with many top European clubs keen to bring him in.

He has featured in eight league games this season but did not make their starting XI in the 9-0 victory against Burton – a game he really could have started.

After extending his City deal until 2024, a loan move could help Foden’s development significantly.

Foden could move abroad like Sancho and Nelson

Manchester United – Andreas Pereira

The Brazilian midfielder has been with the Red Devils since 2014 but has struggled to break into the first team.

He has been on two loans with Granada and Valencia and had reasonable success in both of them.

But he is not in Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s starting plans and did not impress in Man United’s 2-0 FA Cup victory over Reading.

Pereira has not started enough games this season

Newcastle – Jacob Murphy

Unlike his brother, Josh, at Cardiff, Murphy has struggled to adapt to life with the Magpies.

Rafael Benitez signed the winger from Norwich  in 2017 for £13million and there was excitement over his arrival.

But he has failed to make an impression for the Tyneside club having scored just once in 34 top-flight appearances.

Murphy has been disappointing for Newcastle

Southampton – Mohamed Elyounoussi

Saints fans have been a little disappointed with their summer recruit, who signed from Basel for £16million by Mark Hughes.

The Norweigan winger has made 12 Premier League appearances and failed to record a goal or an assist so far this season.

He also seems to be out of favour with Ralph Hasenhuttl, and could be moved out on loan this month after his unsuccessful spell.

Elyounoussi has struggled for game time since Hasenhuttl was appointed Saints manager

Tottenham – Vincent Janssen

The Dutch striker has struggled with injury this term but recently stunned Spurs fans with an appearance for the Under-23s as they thought he had left the club.

The forward was signed from AZ Alkmaar and was seen as a player with a lot of pedigree after winning the Golden Boot in the Eredivisie.

However, he is not in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans and could be a handy loan acquisition for a relegation struggler for the rest of the season.

Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen to join Turkish side Fenerbahce on loan for the rest of the season
Janssen has struggled with injury at Spurs this season

Watford – Heurelho Gomes

The former Spurs keeper was a regular last season but was eventually replaced by Orestis Karneziz in the second half of the campaign.

Ben Foster has now become Watford’s No.1 and has been standout performer for the Hornets.

A loan move away for the Brazilian could be a good way for Gomes to have one last go as a club’s No.1 as he reaches the end of his career.

Gomes has been replaced by Foster as Watford’s No.1

West Ham – Adrian

The keeper has been playing second-fiddle at the London Stadium since the arrival of Lukasz Fabianksi from Swansea.

Fabianski has been brilliant between the sticks for the Hammers and Adrian has a monumental task to displace the Pole.

The Spaniard has shown glimpses of quality with West Ham and should seek a loan move as he is now 32-years-old and needs regular game time.

Adrian has been replaced by Fabianski

Wolves – Leo Bonatini

The Brazilian striker was a key member of Nuno’s squad in their promotion last season, notching up 12 goals as Wolves topped the Championship.

But he has had his playing time cut with the arrival of Raul Jimenez, who has been lethal in front of goal this season.

Bonatini hasn’t started a league game this term and he’ll undoubtedly be a target for many a Championship club as a proven goalscorer in that league.

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Bonatini was lethal for Wolves last season

Five things you may not know about new England call-up Marcus Bettinelli

4 Sep

Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli has been called up to the England squad ahead of the matches against Spain and Switzerland.

The 26-year-old has got the call, despite Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Alex McCarthy all training on Tuesday.

Here’s five things you might not know about Bettinelli.

Fulham through and through

Born in south London, Bettinelli joined Fulham as a youngster and made his way through the ranks. He had to wait until 2014 for his debut, though, coming in a League Cup game with Brentford. He enjoyed a brilliant campaign, which earned him an England Under-21 call-up, selected by Gareth Southgate. After a couple of seasons in and out of the side, he was an important member of the Fulham team that won promotion to the Premier League last term.

Premier League rookie

Bettinelli’s call-up has come just nine days after he made his Premier League debut for the Cottagers. He had started behind Fabri in the pecking order this season, but got a start against Burnley last Sunday and then followed it up by saving a penalty in the 2-2 draw at Brighton on Saturday.

Non-league and lower league grounding

Like many of England’s squad, Bettinelli has humble beginnings. His first taste of senior football was on loan at National League Dartford in 2012, where he made 35 appearances. The next year saw him back out on loan, this time at Accrington where he played 41 times in League Two.

Family affair

It helps if your dad is a goalkeeping coach and Betinelli’s dad Vic has had a massive impact on his development. Vic played at non-league level before getting into coaching, where he worked under Steve Coppell at Crystal Palace. He was brought to Craven Cottage by Chris Coleman and worked with the first team before moving into the academy, where he still remains.

Top prankster

They say goalkeepers are a crazy bunch and Bettinelli loves a prank if his Twitter page is anything to go by. In one trick he proved he would be a nightmare to room with as he waited patiently by team-mate Matt Smith’s bed in order to give him a fright.