Several Leicester City players have spent time on loan during the 2019/20 season, many of whom have sealed promotions and league championships for their adopted clubs.
Filip Benković enjoyed the second half of the 2019/20 season on loan to Bristol City’s Sky Bet Championship side. The Croatian defender has made 10 appearances for the Robins, scoring twice. The center-back’s first goal came on his full debut – in a win over Derby County, as he also scored against Stoke City earlier this month.
Somewhere else, Andy King, who leaves the Club this summer after 16 magnificent years, had two loan spells in the 2019/20 season, first making five appearances for Rangers, including in the UEFA Europa League, as the Glasgow giants won every game King was in. He then moved back to England, having turned out 14 times for Huddersfield Town as the Terriers confirmed their survival in the Championship.
Rachid Ghezzal temporarily moved to Fiorentina for the 2019/20 campaign and played 21 matches for I violate in Serie A and Coppa Italia. The winger’s first goal for the club came earlier in July this year, in a 3-1 league win over Lecce. The Florence club finished the season in 10th place.
After spending the second half of the 2018/19 season on loan at Monaco, the Portuguese midfielder Adrien silva returns to the Principality for the following campaign, making 22 appearances in Ligue 1, including 13 starts, as well as a single outing in the Coupe de la Ligue.
Algerian striker Islam slimani has also joined the former French champions for 2019/20, scoring nine times and contributing eight assists in his 19 appearances for The Monegasques. Robert Moreno’s side were in ninth place in the standings when the season was interrupted, but were only one point away from fifth.
Meanwhile, forward Fousseni Diabate has played 23 times for compatriot Ligue 1 Amiens, scoring their only goal in a 4-4 draw against UEFA Champions League semi-finalists Paris Saint-Germain in February, but the club have been relegated to Ligue 2 following the cancellation of the French season.
Kiernan Dewsbury Hall, on the other hand, enjoyed a successful first loan away from Club, playing 10 times for Blackpool in Sky Bet League 1. The 21-year-old midfielder scored four goals as the Tangerines finished 13th in the shortened season. He scored on his debut before scoring a spectacular late winner against Bolton Wanderers. He also continued with another goal four days later, while also finding the net in his last appearance for the Tangerines.
Young goalkeeper Daniel Iversen – now on loan at OH Leuven – made a temporary transfer to Rotherham United in a winning season for the Millers. He kept 10 sheets clean as the Yorkshire club finished second in Sky Bet League 1, which was decided on a points per game basis. The Danish shooter made 38 appearances in all competitions, signing a new five-and-a-half-year contract at Leicester City midway through the season.
Stay in Ligue 1, Josh Chevalier played 26 games for Peterborough United, who missed a playoff berth by just one point. The youngster, who can play both defense and midfield, has scored three league goals in wins against Sunderland and Oxford United, and found the net in a draw with Wycombe Wanderers.
Striker Layton Ndukwu continued his development by spending the season on loan at Southend United. The 21-year-old played 10 times for the Shrimpers, who were relegated from Ligue 1.
Attacking friend Admiral Muskwe also spent time away from Leicester City, joining Swindon Town’s League 2 side on loan in January. The 21-year-old made five appearances for Swindon, led by former Foxes midfielder Richie Wellens, ahead of the untimely end of the season. Swindon won the Ligue 2 title on a points-per-game basis.
Still in Ligue 2, the Foxes striker Ryan loft turned out 35 times for Carlisle United as the Cumbrians finished 18th. The 22-year-old has scored six times during his loan spell, including four league goals, the first of which turned out to be the winner at Scunthorpe United in August 2019.
Sam Hugues was another player who spent 2019/20 in Ligue 2, playing 10 games for newly promoted Salford City between September and February. The defender helped keep four sheets clean in all competitions during the period as the Northwestern club finished 11th in the standings.
Attacking midfielder Kamal sowah made 29 appearances in all competitions in 2019/20, scoring five goals and providing three assists, as OH Leuven won promotion to the Belgian Juliper Pro League. One of the first European leagues to start its new season this month, the Ghanaian also played in his first game of 2020/21, a 1-1 draw with Eupen earlier this week.
Currently, only Sowah and Iversen (both at OH Leuven) are currently on loan ahead of the 2020/21 season. Be sure to come back to LCFC.com throughout the upcoming campaign to monitor their progress.