Six Premier League players Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United and Doncaster Rovers could be loaned out


In recent seasons Premier League and Championship loans have become more common as League One clubs try to save money.

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For clubs in the upper divisions, this is an opportunity for their rising stars to gain experience of senior football in a very competitive division.

POTENTIAL TARGET: Folarin Balogun. Image: Getty Images.

Doncaster Rovers has put money aside for new manager Gary McSheffrey as he is tasked with getting the club out of the League One relegation zone.

Sheffield Wednesday have lacked defenders, including center-backs and left side of all four defenders, so far this season. Discussions have been held with Everton over defender Lewis Gibson as the loaned Owls player continues to grapple with injury issues.

Below are six potential Premier League and Championship players who could potentially be available for Yorkshire League 1 clubs this month.

POTENTIAL TARGET: Liam Delap. Image: Getty Images.

Arsenal academy director Per Mertesacker has probed the 20-year-old forward as the Gunners’ youngster most likely to leave on loan this month.

The New York-born player, who represents England at youth level, made his senior debut for Arsenal in October 2020. He is slowly moving up to the Gunners’ first team, but Mersteacker believes he needs a ready to help it grow.

He’s only played a few times for Arsenal’s first team and a Yorkshire loan would surely benefit all parties.

POTENTIAL TARGET: Anthony Elanga. Image: Getty Images.

The 20-year-old Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was an unused replacement as Antonio Conte’s side drew 1-1 at Southampton midweek.

In the second half of last season he spent time on loan with Portsmouth in League One. Considering his background in the division, he could prove to be a useful asset for one of Yorkshire’s third tier clubs.

The Manchester City youngster has been plagued with injuries throughout 2021. He signed a new contract with City this summer which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2026.

He is one of the top-rated young players at Premier League academy level and sparked the interest of several league clubs this summer, who were looking to have him on loan.

The West Brom forward has already been linked with a loan transfer to Sheffield on Wednesday. He previously worked with Darren Moore at the Baggies and joined the Owls manager on loan at Doncaster Rovers last season.

However, he suffered a serious hamstring injury in his second appearance for Rovers, which meant his loan was terminated earlier.

The Watford midfielder has only played a handful of times under Claudio Ranieri. He was a big part of the Hornets’ promotion to the Championship last season, but fell down the pecking order at Vicarage Road.

Having started 38 of the 46 league games last season, the Swede has the experience of being part of a promoted squad. The only question is whether he would lose two levels after fighting fiercely to help Watford enter the top flight.

Manchester United recently gave the 19-year-old winger a new 4.5-year contract at Old Trafford.

He made his debut for the club in May 2021 but has featured little and could benefit from regular first-team action.

The Red Devils’ Ethan Galbraith is already on loan at Doncaster – could he be the one to try the much-loved Elanga at Keepmoat Stadium? Only time will tell.


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