March has been a generally quiet month on the loan front and, with the international break in full swing, we’ll take this opportunity to give a quick one-liner on every single loanee currently out and about as we gear up for the last part of the club season.
Chris Wilder is out as manager at Sheffield United and Ampadu’s attention will turn towards his next move once the season at Bramall Lane comes to an end; he’s been a regular feature for most of the campaign in defence, but is there a midfield future instead?
Solid and quietly impressive in a good midfield at Napoli, a Europa League exit to Granada means attentions now turn towards CL qualification in a fight with Atalanta and Juventus.
A regular for Trabzonspor for much of the season, Baker started just once in four league matches in March as they look to secure Europa League qualification at worst.
One of League One’s outstanding goalkeepers this season, Nathan’s season may be over after suffering a shoulder injury against Ipswich three weeks ago. It’s the other shoulder to the one he injured last season at Ross County.
Looks like the Ipswich game has probably ended my season as I had a minor procedure last week. Rehab much shorter than on other shoulder I injured 2 years ago, so outside chance to be back for this season. ATB for today and the promotion push, I’ll be supporting all the way❤️
— Nathan Baxter (@NathanBaxterGK) March 20, 2021
Didn’t start a match in March and instead made four appearances from the bench. Aston Villa won none of those four matches.
Hasn’t played since mid-February and yet to feature for Belgium during this international break; why he stayed at Palace in the winter transfer window is increasingly confusing.
Has been in and out of the Rotherham team splitting time with Viktor Johansson, outplaying him 21 starts to 13 so far, but a job share is an unusual situation for most goalkeepers to be in, let alone a 27 year-old loanee probably looking to settle down somewhere this summer.
Still Europe’s top scoring teenager, he continues to impress for Vitesse and is growing his game with each performance. Started for Albania against England this weekend.
A change in manager at Sheffield Wednesday hasn’t yielded much more playing time, with just one league start since September. Recent appearances for the Owls’ Under-23 team have yielded a goal and a red card.
Has already surpassed his minutes at AZ since swapping loans to join ADO Den Haag but, after starting five of his first six games there, he’s started just two of the next six.
Growing in confidence with every outing at Lorient, he profiles as a high-level ball winner and disruptor in a top-end European league. Has the quality to push on and play to a very good standard somewhere next season.
Kept six straight clean sheets and went almost 700 minutes without conceding a goal as Stevenage eased relegation troubles to move into mid-table. On course to move on up the ladder next season.
Has a fourth manager in less than two years at Birmingham and will be hoping to build on a strong return to form and fitness in February when Lee Bowyer really gets down to work after Easter.
Found the sunny Turkish climbs of Kasimpasa more to his liking than the Chelsea Development Squad and has made five appearances for the relegation-threatened SuperLig outfit since settling there in February.
An established presence in Sam Allardyce’s team, West Brom’s relegation is unlikely to affect his stock, and is with the England Under-21 squad for the European Championships group stages.
Marco van Ginkel
Four brief substitute appearances represent a comeback almost complete after spending two and a half years on the sidelines through injury. That he’s back at all is outstanding news.
Swansea’s battle for promotion continues and, with Guehi as impressive as ever, it seems certain he’ll be playing top-flight football in 2020-21. The question is where, but it’s also under what terms?
Has had a quietly impressive season for a Granada team in the last eight of the Europa League and in the top half of the league table. Has carved out a role for himself accentuating what he does well.
Approaching a cross-roads in his career as minutes and fitness are no longer a concern; Fulham are fighting hard to avoid relegation, but at 25 years old, a decisive summer lies ahead.
Rested for a while under Lee Bowyer after a lengthy run of games, Maatsen came back into the fold properly in March with six straight full 90s, and he’ll now push for the playoffs under new manager Nigel Adkins.
Despite managerial uncertainty, Luke has shown the quality and the consistency to make him one of the first names on the team sheet for Bristol Rovers, and a fan favourite who many would like to see join them permanently.
Has enjoyed a perfectly unremarkable season in defence for Anderlecht, who are 21 points adrift of Club Brugge in the Belgian top flight.
Moses played just under two matches after a two-month winter break for Spartak Moscow before picking up an injury that will sideline him for six to eight weeks. Has done well when he’s been fit but has less than 800 minutes to his name this term.
Ticking along as normal with Cukaricki as they fight Vojvodina for a Europa League place.
Scored on his PAOK debut and has been a regular feature in the short time since.
Went past 1000 minutes played for Accrington this season over the weekend but, after a strong run of form and playing time in the late autumn, has been confined to mainly a role as a substitute since.
Has played almost as many Champions League minutes (419) as league minutes (564) despite fewer opportunities to play, which is unusual. UEFA rules will allow him to play in the upcoming last eight ties.
Has quickly proven his quality for Milan and has stoked discussion that the Rossoneri are going to pay the €25m+€5m fee to make his loan stay a permanent one.
Fikayo Tomori exclusive interview on:
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– Life at AC Milan and 'the derby'
– Going from "100 to 0" at Chelsea
– Frank Lampard
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— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) February 19, 2021
A prolific first half of the season has given way to leaner times since Christmas, with just two of his 12 goals coming in 2021. Has done enough to set him up for a good 2021-22 move though.
Like Russell, has been mostly used as a substitute for Accrington despite a bright start, although injuries have played their part. Didn’t play a single minute in March because of his latest layoff.
Doing a solid job for a solid mid-table Serie A team in Genoa, which is exactly what you might have expected to read at this point.
Started: August 22nd
Finished: May 31st
|Player||Club||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe/Cont||Other||Mins|
|Ethan Ampadu||Sheffield United||24 (2)||0||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2450||27 (2)||0|
|Tiemoue Bakayoko||Napoli||23 (8)||2||2 (2)||0||0||0||5 (2)||0||1||0||2480||31 (10)||2|
|Lewis Baker||Trabzonspor||29 (5)||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0 (1)||0||2733||30 (6)||2|
|Ross Barkley||Aston Villa||19 (6)||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1613||19 (6)||3|
|Michy Batshuayi||Crystal Palace||7 (11)||2||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||897||9 (11)||2|
|Armando Broja||Vitesse Arnhem||21 (9)||10||3 (1)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2186||24 (10)||11|
|Charlie Brown||Union SG||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Isaiah Brown||Sheffield Wednesday||4 (15)||0||0 (1)||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||647||5 (16)||0|
|Juan Castillo||AZ Alkmaar||0 (1)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||0||457||6 (1)||0|
|Juan Castillo||ADO Den Haag||9 (7)||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||878||10 (7)||0|
|Trevoh Chalobah||Lorient||24 (5)||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2301||25 (5)||2|
|Jake Clarke-Salter||Birmingham City||9 (1)||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||881||10 (1)||0|
|Danny Drinkwater||Kasimpasa||6 (5)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||519||6 (5)||0|
|Conor Gallagher||West Bromwich Albion||28 (2)||2||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2683||30 (2)||2|
|Marco van Ginkel||PSV||3 (8)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||351||3 (8)||1|
|Marc Guehi||Swansea City||43||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3950||45||0|
|Kenedy||Granada||18 (10)||4||3 (1)||2||0||0||11 (1)||2||0||0||2516||34 (12)||8|
|Ruben Loftus-Cheek||Fulham||21 (9)||1||1 (1)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2032||22 (10)||1|
|Ian Maatsen||Charlton Athletic||31 (3)||1||0 (1)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2896||31 (4)||1|
|Luke McCormick||Bristol Rovers||36 (3)||6||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3318||39 (3)||6|
|George McEachran||MVV Maastricht||1 (2)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||100||1 (2)||0|
|Victor Moses||Spartak Moscow||18 (1)||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1604||19 (1)||4|
|Danilo Pantic||Cukaricki||17 (10)||1||0 (1)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1588||17 (11)||1|
|Lucas Piazon||Rio Ave||6 (2)||2||0 (1)||0||0||0||3||0||0||0||789||9 (3)||2|
|Baba Rahman||PAOK||11 (2)||1||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1383||14 (2)||1|
|Jonathan Russell||Accrington Stanley||12 (13)||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1330||13 (13)||2|
|Malang Sarr||FC Porto||5 (3)||0||4||0||1||1||4 (2)||0||0||0||1401||14 (5)||1|
|Fikayo Tomori||Milan||16 (1)||1||0 (1)||0||0||0||4||0||0||0||1896||20 (2)||1|
|Iké Ugbo||Cercle Brugge||32||16||0 (2)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2753||32 (2)||17|
|Tariq Uwakwe||Accrington Stanley||12 (3)||1||0 (1)||0||0||0||0||0||4 (1)||3||1206||16 (5)||4|
|Davide Zappacosta||Genoa||23 (2)||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2048||23 (2)||4|
|Player||Club||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Mins|
|Apps||Cln Sht||Apps||Cln Sht||Apps||Cln Sht||Apps||Cln Sht||Apps||Cln Sht||Apps||Cln Sht|
|Nathan Baxter||Accrington Stanley||16||6||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||1657||19||7|
|Jamal Blackman||Rotherham United||25 (1)||5||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2543||30 (1)||5|
|Teddy Sharman-Lowe||Burton Albion||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||2||0||270||3||0|