Here are the five best European loan transfers of 2013.
Only loans that started from the 2013 January transfer window or the past summer transfer window will be eligible for this list.
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Adrien Rabiot (Toulouse; Loaned From Paris Saint-Germain): First-team football under Alain Casanova at Toulouse has prepped Rabiot to break into Laurent Blanc's PSG first XI this season. Rabiot has made six Ligue 1 starts thus far.
Heurelho Gomes (Hoffenheim; Loaned From Tottenham Hotspur): Looked like vintage Gomes as he auditioned for potential suitors with superb reflex saves. Loan spell cut short due to a broken hand.
Ji Dong-Won (Augsburg; Loaned From Sunderland): Temporarily escaped his Stadium of Light nightmare by joining compatriot Ja-Cheol Koo at minnows Augsburg. Ji scored five league goals, including a match-winning brace against Eintracht Frankfurt, which contributed to Augsburg staying in the Bundesliga.
Suso (Almeria; Loaned From Liverpool): He has been evading tackles from opposing defenders and has looked class when creating shots for his teammates. Currently, he has five assists in La Liga.
Vitorino Antunes (Malaga; Loaned From Pacos Ferreira): He's an ideal replacement for Nacho Monreal, who departed for Arsenal. Antunes, a tough-minded defender with accurate crossing, had his Malaga loan spell extended into a permanent deal.