The loan system has become an increasingly important tool for club and player.
Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere and almost the entire Chelsea academy have viewed a temporary spell as the best option for their career.
But there are some who ignored the system, perhaps hoping their situation at their club would improve.
Many therefore could be eager for the winter window to arrive, eyeing an offer to increase their playing time elsewhere.
So we’ve picked out 10 Premier League players who might benefit from a loan move in January – check out who features by viewing the slideshow above.