One Newcastle player has been ranked as the second best of the Premier League loan deals this season.
No prizes for guessing this is Adam Armstrong but as you can see, he has some pretty tough competition.
The players were ranked by Football365 and the only one ahead of Armstrong was £24m flop Juan Cuadrado.
In fact Chelsea players feature in three of the top six places, little wonder when they have 30 odd players out on loan at any one time.
The dominance of the Premier League in terms of money can clearly be seen here, with fortunes spent on the likes of Jovetic, Moses and Alberto, as well as Cuadrado, only for them to be loaned out surplus to requirements.
A bit different comparing an 18 year coming through the ranks player such as Adam Armstrong, with established players costing tens of millions.
Here is the top 10 compiled by Football365 with their write up on Adam Armstrong’s credentials below:
1 Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea to Juventus)
2 Adam Armstrong (Newcastle to Coventry)
3 Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal to West Ham)
4 Stevan Jovetic (Man City to Inter)
5 Victor Moses (Chelsea to West Ham)
6 Nathan Ake (Chelsea to Watford)
7 Luis Alberto (Liverpool to Deportivo)
8 Jordan Pickford (Sunderland to Preston)
9 Nathan Dyer (Swansea to Leicester)
10 Jed Steer (Aston Villa to Huddersfield)
‘Adam Armstrong (Coventry, from Newcastle)
League goals scored by Newcastle so far this season: 13
League goals scored by Adam Armstrong so far this season: 12
While it is far-fetched to suggest Armstrong’s mere presence would have rendered the club’s current relegation battle as non-existent, Newcastle would perhaps be faring better with the 18-year-old in their side. Instead, Coventry are the ones reaping the rewards as joint-leaders of League One.
Fellow loanee Joe Cole has been impressed by the young striker. “Adam’s a terrific player who reminds me of Aguero,” said Cole earlier this month. “That’s a massive statement but he’s got that stocky stature and he turns and twists and he can finish and score goals.”
The man once compared to Lionel Messi in turn likening a teenager in English football’s third tier to Sergio Aguero; it’s like a convoluted game of silly sod tag.’