Young players who grow up at top clubs don’t always get the chance to shine. The way out in this situation is to rent. This season, for example, Folarin Balogun from Arsenal and Abde Ezzalzouli from Barcelona did this; now, in addition to the attention from their clubs, other giants are also looking at them. But they are not the only ones who benefited from the lease, we will talk about other examples below.
Amad Diallo – 20 years old, on loan from Manchester United to Sunderland
The winger revived his career at Sunderland. During 43 matches this season, the Ivorian scored 14+4 and stopped with the club one step away from reaching the Premier League. Such a performance did not go unnoticed: Amad was recognized as the Player of the Month in the Championship and was nominated for the title of the best young player of the season.
In summer, the winger will try to prove himself at Manchester United, they are ready to give him a chance. But another loan is not ruled out: back to Sunderland or Feyenoord.
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Folarin Balogun – 21 years old, on loan from Arsenal to Reims
The striker’s loan to France went very well: he was the star of Reims and shot 20 goals in Ligue 1. In the spring he decided to represent the United States and broke the record for a season among Americans in the top 5 leagues.
Mikel Arteta is likely to make a decision on the striker’s future after pre-season. In any case, there will be no shortage of offers: the Italian media attribute interest to Milan, Inter and Leipzig.
We are talking about Reims here. It is true that the club finished only 11th in the end.
The sensational Ligue 1 side have not lost since September. Their leader is now scoring more than Mbappé!
Simon Adingra – 21, on loan from Brighton to Union St Gillois
Last summer, Brighton bought the 21-year-old winger from Nordsjaelland for €8m and sent him to Belgian Union. This season, the Ivorian had a great time in Belgium: he scored 14 goals and 15 assists in 50 games.
Simon’s strengths are explosive speed and dribbling. In game form, he resembles Kaworu Mitoma, whose path he repeats. The Japanese, before playing for Brighton, also played for Union for a year.
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Adingra’s progress in England is pleased. On his return to Brighton, he will have to battle Mitoma for a place in the starting eleven, but will definitely get playing time due to the club’s entry into European competition. Otherwise, he will be able to move on to another higher league: 90min writes that clubs from the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 are showing interest.
Adingra almost became Belgian champion:
During the round, the champion changed 4 times, 3 at the end. To do this, Belgium reformed the league
Giuliano Simeone – 20 years old, on loan from Atlético de Madrid to Zaragoza
Diego Simeone’s son, Giuliano, also had a great season. The 20-year-old striker played for Zaragoza in the Second Division and scored nine goals. Simeone was the team leader and was the key to a quick exit from the fight for survival.
The Argentine’s dream is to play for Atlético de Madrid. However, it is most likely that he will be loaned out for another year, but this time to a LaLiga club. Marca writes about the interest of Cádiz and Rayo Vallecano.
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Levi Colville – 20 years old, on loan from Chelsea to Brighton
The Chelsea talent spent a season in Brighton, in which he impressed not only the fans, but also manager Roberto De Zerbi: “I would like to work with Levi Colville for another two, three or four seasons. It’s hard to find a defender of such quality.”
Levi is a left-footed centre-back who fits perfectly into the Brighton style with his excellent first pass and vision. He is the best defender in the Premier League in terms of progressive passes every 90 minutes (4.8).
Chelsea in defense, as in other lines, has a bust of interpreters, but they do not intend to part with Colville. They offer him a new contract, but he refuses: he wants to have playing time guarantees.
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Abde Ezzalzouli – 21 years old, on loan from Barcelona to Osasuna
The Moroccan has been Osasuna’s wild card this season, scoring the winning goal in the first semifinal of the Copa del Rey and winning the League in the final minutes. Abde is a direct and fast winger. He is one of the best dribblers in the Spanish championship: he averages 3.5 dribbles in 90 minutes.
Barcelona are looking for a left-back but could keep the Moroccan in the team. Although it is rumored that Xavi’s first choice is Yannick Carrasco. In the case of buying a Belgian, Abde will be sold. According to Foot Mercato, Bayer is interested in him.
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Malik Tillman – 21 years old, loan from Bayern to Rangers
The American had no chance at Bayern and went to conquer Scotland last summer. And he won: in 43 games for Rangers, he scored 12 goals and provided five assists. Malik was recognized as the best young player of the season.
Tillman plays as an attacking midfielder. Among his advantages are dribbling, field vision and good physique. Rangers intend to keep the American permanently, but perhaps sell him to a cooler club a year from now.
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