Top Loan Players That Broke The Hearts Of Their Parent Clubs


Top players go on loan to other clubs to ensure their growth and development, however, some of these player come back to haunt their parent clubs.

Top Loan Players That Broke The Hearts Of Their Parent Clubs
Top Loan Players That Broke The Hearts Of Their Parent Clubs.

Cancelo transferred from Manchester City to Bayern Munich in what will describe as a shocking loan move in January after winning 3 trophies and playing 154 games for City.

The UEFA competitions allows players play against their permanent clubs unlike the Premier League where players cannot.

Joao Cancelo was expected to be the latest player to haunt his former employer as he featured in the Champions League encounter against Manchester City on Tuesday, April 11.

However, Cancelo could not help his team as Manchester City beat Bayern Munich 3-0 at the Etihad stadium, the Portuguese only played 9 minutes and was rated 6 in the match.

Tuesday’s quarter-finals was more about the Portuguese and his former team and all eyes were on him in the match.

Futballnews is here to take you down the lane of players who haunted their previous clubs and how they made them pay.

Kingsley Coman Haunts Juventus

Kingsley Coman is one player that doesn’t care about former team or even parent clubs – he will score against them in the Champions League.

Top Loan Players That Broke The Hearts Of Their Parent Clubs
Kingsley Coman helps Bayern beat Juventus 6-4 in the Champions League in 2020.

The Frenchman who initially joined Bayern Munich on loan from Juventus, scored against and assisted in the match to help Bayern overcome the Italian side 6-4 on aggregate.

He then joined Bayern Munich permanently and in 2020 Champions League final, he scored the winning goal against his first club PSG.

Philippe Coutinho Crippled Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho is one player we are certain that Barcelona regrets signing from Liverpool and for a huge fee of up to £142m.

Top Loan Players That Broke The Hearts Of Their Parent Clubs
Philippe Coutinho helps Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 8-2.

Coutinho performed rather poorly for Barcelona when he moved from Liverpool but cheered Bayern to hand the Spanish giants their worst night ever.

The Brazilian midfielder joined Bayern Munich on loan in 2019/20 season and then went ahead to score twice and made an assist as the Bundesliga giants beat Barca 8-2 in the Champions League quarter-final.

Unfortunately, Bayern refused to sign him permanently for 120m Euros and two years later he joined Aston Villa for just €20 million.

Thibaut Courtois Dealt With Chelsea For Just £5m

Thibaut Courtois’s case was a very controversial case that made the authorities to step into the matter to simmer it down.

Chelsea loaned Courtois to Atletico Madrid for a third season in a row with an agreement that if both teams meet in the Champions League, the Spanish side would pay £2.5m fee per game if the goalie plays against The Blues.

Top Loan Players That Broke The Hearts Of Their Parent Clubs
Thibaut Courtois’s heroics saw Atletico Madrid beat Chelsea 3-1 on aggregate.

The two teams faced each other in the 2013/14 Champions League semi-finals but the Spanish team revealed they could not afford the fee.

Atletico Madrid reached out to UEFA and the body confirmed that an agreement that “might function in such a way as to influence who a club fields in a match is null, void and unenforceable” and the keeper could play without paying the said fee.

The Belgian number one in that encounter kept a clean sheet in a goalless first leg and also made an incredible four saves against Chelsea as Atletico Madrid progressed to the next stage after winning 3-1 on aggregate.

Thibaut Courtois is one of the players on our piece today that went on to have a career at his parent club, spending four seasons at Stamford Bridge before joining Real Madrid in 2018.

Fernando Morientes Came Back To Knock-Out Real Madrid

Fernando Morientes did not only spend six seasons at Real Madrid and winning the Champions League three times in that period – he also knocked them out when he faced them.

Morientes went on a season-long loan to Monaco in 2003/04 and scored in both legs of their quarter-final against Madrid which Monaco won on away goals after a thrilling 5-5 aggregate score.

Fernando Morientes ‘s two goals help Monaco beat Madrid in 2003/04 UCL match.

He later said in an interview that: “It was very difficult for me. In front of me were all my friends, my old team-mates, my big friends Raul, Figo, Zidane. You try to be professional in this moment.”

The former Spanish international ended up bagging that season’s Champions League golden boot, scoring 9 goals as his loan team lost the final against FC Porto.

The striker later returned to his parent club in the start of the following season, but Madrid has already signed Michael Owen and that relegated him to the bench after which he joined Liverpool six months later.

Jan Vertonghen Took Title Off Ajaxs And Handed It To PSV

Jan Vertonghen’s story was more like that of Philippe Coutinho but this didn’t just embarrass Ajax, it took the title away from them entirely.

While it is good to send young players on loan to garner more experience, it is also important to note the kind of players you are sending on loan.

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Jan Vertonghen scored the goal that ensured Ajax concede the 2007 Eredivisie Title to PSV.

Ajax had shortsightedness when they loaned out the young defender to not so good RKC Waalwijk in January 2007.

Vertonghen on 8th of April 2007 scored Waalwijk’s 2-2 draw with Ajax with just four games left of that season.

Vertonghen’s goal ensured that PSV Eindhoven lifted the Eredivisie Title three weeks later after topping Ajax on goal difference.

To worsen the issue, Waalwijk were relegated already and the goal was not important to them, however, without that goal, Ajax would’ve won the league that year.

Ajax and back from loan Vertonghen had to wait for another four years to be able to win the Eredivisie Title.


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