The Premier League's top five loan stars this season

Romelu Lukaku for Chelsea

Everton, Hull City and Newcastle stars have impressed on year long contracts away from their parent clubs.

Several teams have proved this season that you don't need to spend a lot of money on expensive transfers to bring in a player that change your club for the better.

Below are the five best loan deals from this year's Premier League, with one side having particular success in the loan market.

Romelu Lukaku (Everton, on loan from Chelsea)

The giant Belgian has some previous form in loan spells, having impressed at West Brom last season with 17 goals in 38 games. This year he has been even better, smashing 13 goals in 26 games Everton, while also providing 7 assists, all while still at the tender age of 20. Quite why Jose Mourinho would be willing to let the former Anderlecht man go is anyones guess, especially as he is in exactly the same mould as former Mourinho favourite Didier Drogba, but rumours are that he is on the market come the summer. Expect a scramble.

Gerard Deulofeu (Everton, on loan from Barcelona)

The Barcelona prodigy arrived at Everton with many expecting big things from the forward, and though it has taken him a little time to settle in, he has impressed despite playing just 890 minutes for the Toffees. These minutes have been spread across a huge 23 games (an average of just 39 minutes a game), and included just 8 starts. Despite this limited game time, the youngster has 4 goals and 4 assists, and his skilful wing play may ensure a position on the fringes of the Barcelona first team next season.

Jake Livermore (Hull City, on loan from Spurs)

Livermore joined Hull on loan alongside Tom Huddlestone, who had joined the Tigers permanently. Both struggled for game time at White Hart Lane, but have flourished at the KC Stadium, where Steve Bruce has put his faith in the two England internationals. As the more mobile of the two, Livermore has been outstanding in both a defensive capacity and displaying the energy to get forward, and has 3 goals and 4 assists so far, playing every game except those against his parent club. 

Gareth Barry (Everton, on loan from Man City)

The third Everton success story is Manchester City's Gareth Barry, who, discarded by Manuel Pellegrini, has been a revelation in central midfield for Roberto Martinez. He has scored 3 goals in 31 games, as many as he scored in any City season, while providing 4 assists, and with his contract up at the end of the season, he has shown he has plenty to offer for Everton, or any other outfit. 

Loic Remy (Newcastle United, on loan from QPR)

The final loan star to feature is Newcastle United's Loic Remy, whose goals at QPR last year weren't enough to keep the Londoners up. Eager to get the top level football that would ensure his World Cup place, Remy moved to Alan Pardew's side for the season, notching an outstanding 13 strikes in just 24 games. With the Frenchman yet to sign permanently at St James' Park, numerous higher placed clubs such as Arsenal and Tottenham have been credited with an interest, so it will be of some interest as to where he ends up next year.

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