The Loan Report: February 12-18

February 18, 2018

Michy Batshuayi continues to do the business at Dortmund and scored twice against Atalanta in the Europa League this week to ensure he takes the headlines in this latest edition of the Loan Report. Headliners The Belgian forward had already made an instant impact at the Westfalenstadion after his deadline-day move, scoring three goals in his first two appearances, and his second-half heroics against Atalanta on Thursday ensured the Germans…


The Loan Report: February 5-11

February 11, 2018

We’ve got four more goals to catch up on from the last week in this edition of the Loan Report, and all four were scored by young centre-forwards, both at home and abroad. We begin with Tammy Abraham. Headliners The 20 year-old has experienced the highs and lows of top-flight football during his stay at Swansea City, starting the campaign in good form that earned him a maiden England cap,…


The Loan Report: January 29 – February 4th

February 4, 2018

There are no fewer than nine goals to bring you in a record-breaking Loan Report so, without further ado, it’s time to dive straight in. Headliners Our action-packed week began way back last Monday, when Belenenses hosted Benfica in the Portugese league, and Brazilian forward Nathan came off the bench to give his team a late lead. Belenenses surrendered that advantage and had to settle for a 1-1 draw, but…


The Loan Report: January 22-28

January 28, 2018

It’s another Mason Mount-inspired Loan Report this Sunday evening as the prodigiously-talented 19 year-old once again stole the show for Vitesse. Headliners Having now forced his way into the starting eleven on a permanent basis, Mount has been on a roll lately, racking up a strong spell of producing of goals and assists in matches either side of Christmas. Against PEC Zwolle on Saturday night however, he served up arguably…


The Loan Report: January 15-21

January 21, 2018

Our latest Loan Report features two goals that take us to 48 for the season overall, and they both came to players with Vitesse connections. We’ll check in on Mason Mount in due course, but we’ll begin with a very happy 24th birthday for Lucas Piazon. Headliners The Brazilian forward has endured a frustrating season that saw him spend more than three months on the sidelines with a broken ankle….


The Loan Report: January 8-14

January 14, 2018

It’s been another quiet week on the loan front, with a number of players still on their winter break, and injuries afflicting others. With no headliners of note, we’ll dive into the typically busy English schedule. England Premier League The worst news of the week was that Izzy Brown’s season is over after he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament early in Brighton’s FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace on…


The Loan Report: January 2-7

January 7, 2018

The Loan Report remains Anglo-centric for the time being, with the rest of Europe and beyond enjoying winter breaks, but there remains plenty of action to catch up on. We begin with Ola Aina’s first senior goal. Headliners Aina, Fikayo Tomori and Michael Hector have been mainstays of Hull’s team since new manager Nigel Adkins arrived at the club a month ago, comprising 75% of the Tigers’ back four that…


The Loan Report: December 26 – January 1

January 1, 2018

The first Loan Report of 2018 covers a congested schedule in England, where there have been few headline-makers, but there is plenty of scope for situations to change in the coming month with the opening of the winter transfer window. England Premier League With some teams facing as many as three matches in the space of six days, the action came thick and fast for some of Chelsea’s loanees, although…


The Loan Report: December 18-24

December 24, 2017

A festive Loan Report covers the busy schedule from the past seven days, with plenty more football in store yet before 2017 is out. We start, as we have done so often recently, in the Netherlands. Headliners Marco van Ginkel finds Eredivisie football too easy. That much is patently clear, and was emphasised again in midweek when he scored for PSV at home to VVV in the Dutch Cup, his…


The Loan Report: December 11-17

December 17, 2017

Our loan attentions turn towards the Netherlands this week, where Marco van Ginkel and Mason Mount continue to earn positive reviews. Headliners Van Ginkel was, once again, front and centre for PSV as he struck twice away to Groningen (where Todd Kane played the last fifteen minutes) in midweek, and added another at home to ADO Den Haag on Saturday night. Two of his three tallies were penalties, but he’s…