Here are the top 20 European-based football prospects who should be loaned out in the January transfer window to speed up their development.
To be considered for this list, a player must be 21 years or younger, so someone like Barcelona's 22-year-old Martin Montoya would not qualify for this list.
How are the top 20 youngsters who need to be loaned out in January ranked? Upside. It’s purely subjective.
No list is exhaustive, so if you believe a young gun on the books of a European club should belong on this list, feel free to comment below.