3. Daniel Sturridge – Chelsea to Bolton
Sturridge made an immediate impact after he was signed as a loanee by Bolton from Chelsea in the second half of the 2010-11 season by scoring a last-minute winner in his very first game against Wolves. He also became the sixth player to score in his every game for the first four matches for a Premier League club. In his time with Bolton, Sturridge scored 8 goals in 12 games. After watching the English striker in such form, the Blues decided to bring him back to Stamford Bridge for the 2011-12 season.
2. Carlos Tevez – West Ham to Manchester United
Tevez is among the best-ever strikers of the Premier League. The Argentine also went out to be an excellent goal scorer for many more teams around Europe. Tevez was loaned out to United on a two-year lease worth around £10 million. He came out of nowhere and surprised the world with his excellent goal scoring. Tevez played 99 games for the Red Devils in which he was involved in 48 goals. He won 2 titles with United under Sir Alex Ferguson.
1. Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea to West Brom
The big Belgian is a deadly striker. His pace along with his strength and power makes it hard for defenders to stop him from scoring. His loan spell from Chelsea to West Brom in 2012-13 announced him as one of the most prolific strikers in Europe at that time. Lukaku scored 17 goals in his time with West Brom including a hat-trick against Manchester United in a 10-goal thriller which also happened to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge. Who knew that an outcast from Chelsea would become such a world-class striker and would be bought back by Chelsea for £97.5m?