Seven best loan transfers in Prem history including Tevez to Man Utd after Lingard's stunning career revival at West Ham

JESSE LINGARD is proving to be one of the signings of the season.

His loan switch to West Ham was a masterstroke from David Moyes, who is getting the very best out of the Manchester United midfielder.

Since his Hammers debut on February 3, no player has more Premier League goal involvements than Lingard's nine with six goals and three assists.

That includes one of each in the 3-2 win at Wolves on Monday night to fire the East Londoners into the top four.

The red-hot form got the 28-year-old a return to the England squad and could see him go to the Euros.

SunSport looks at some of the best loan signings in the Premier League era – an elite list Lingard is on course to join…

Carlos Tevez (West Ham to Man Utd, 2007-09)

In one of the most confusing transfers of all time, Tevez actually joined United on a two-year lease worth around £10million.

Tevez won league titles in both season at Old Trafford, as well as the Champions League in 2008, but Sir Alex Ferguson decided against making a permanent transfer because the Argentine planned to retire in 2011, giving the striker no sell-on value.


Robbie Keane (Inter to Leeds, 2000-01)

The Irish striker's Italian Job was over when Marco Tardelli replaced Marcello Lippi at the San Siro.

He smashed in nine goals in 18 Premier League appearances in the second half of the 2000-01 season to fire David O'Leary's side into fourth before signing permanently for £12m.

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal to Bolton, 2010)

The exciting English midfielder had broken through at the Emirates when Arsene Wenger sent him out on loan to give him more first-team experience.

Bolton were the beneficiaries as Wilshere made 14 appearances, scoring once, and impressed the Trotters enough to try and take him on loan again – but Wenger decided he was ready to be a Gunners starter.

Ivan Campo (Real Madrid to Bolton, 2002-03)

Sticking with Bolton and cult-hero Campo originally arrived on a one-year loan in the north-west under Sam Allardyce.

The senior Spain international enjoyed his time so much he rejected going back to the Bernabeu and ended up staying with the Trotters for another five years.

Henrik Larsson (Helsingborg to Man Utd, 2007)

Considering he was at the club for just 70 days, Larsson made an impact at Old Trafford with three goals in 13 appearances on their way to winning the Premier League title.

Sir Alex admitted he 'would have done anything to keep him' but the Swedish legend honoured the promise to both his family and club so returned to Helsingborg in the March.

Jurgen Klinsmann (Sampdoria to Tottenham, 1997-98)

The German was a popular figure at White Hart Lane during the 1994-95 campaign in the Premier League.

And he secured legendary status when he returned to North London in 1997-98 scoring nine goals in 15 league appearances – including four against Wimbledon – to ensure Spurs avoided relegation.

Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea to West Brom, 2012-13)

The Belgian striker is one of the best No9s in world football now – but made his mark in English football at the Hawthorns during his loan from Chelsea.

Lukaku scored 17 goals in 35 Premier League games – including a hat-trick against United in Ferguson's final game – to fire the Baggies into eighth… then followed it up with 15 in 31 on loan at Everton the following season as the Toffees finished fifth.

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