JESSE LINGARD turns out to be one of the signings of the season.
His loan transfer to West Ham was a masterstroke from David Moyes, who makes the most of the Manchester United midfielder.
Since making his debut for the Hammers on February 3, no player has had more Premier League goals than Lingard nine with six goals and three assists.
Including one each in the 3-2 win at Wolves on Monday night to send the East Londoners back in the top four.
The scorching form saw the 28-year-old return to the England squad and see him go to the Euros.
SunSport is looking at some of the best loan signings in the Premier League era – an elite roster Lingard is set to join, particularly if he can send West Ham back to the Champions League …
Carlos Tevez (West Ham to Man Utd, 2007-09)
In one of the most confusing transfers of all time, Tevez joined United on a two-year lease worth approximately £ 10million.
Tevez won league titles in both seasons at Old Trafford, as well as the Champions League in 2008, but Sir Alex Ferguson decided not to make a permanent transfer as the Argentine planned to retire in 2011, giving the attacker no sale value … in the end he joined City.
Robbie Keane (Inter at Leeds, 2000-01)
The Irish striker’s Italian job was over when Marco Tardelli replaced Marcello Lippi at San Siro.
He smashed in nine goals in 18 premier league appearances in the second half of the 2000-01 season to send David O’Leary’s side back to fourth before signing definitively for £ 12million.
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal at Bolton, 2010)
The thrilling English midfielder had made a breakthrough in the Emirates when Arsene Wenger sent him 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 loan him out again – but Wenger decided he was ready to be a Gunners starter.
Ivan Campo (Real Madrid at Bolton, 2002-03)
Staying with Bolton and the cult hero Campo originally arrived on a one-year loan in the Northwest under Sam Allardyce.
The Spain senior international enjoyed his time so much that he refused to return to the Bernabeu and ended up staying with the Trotters for another five years.
Henrik Larsson (Helsingborg in 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 his way to winning the Premier League title.
Sir Alex admitted he ‘would have done anything to keep him’ but the Swedish legend kept the promise to his family and club and therefore returned to Helsingborg in March.
Jurgen Klinsmann (Sampdoria at Tottenham, 1997-98)
The German was a popular figure at White Hart Lane during the 1994-95 Premier League campaign.
And he achieved legendary status when he returned to North London in 1997-1998 scoring nine goals in 15 league appearances – including four against Wimbledon – to ensure Spurs avoid relegation.
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea at 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 while on loan at Chelsea.
Lukaku scored 17 goals in 35 Premier League games – including a hat-trick against United in Ferguson’s last game – to draw the Baggies in eighth … then followed up with 15 in 31 on loan at Everton the following season as the Toffees finished fifth.