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Where Are They Now: Roma Loanee Update 12/10

The last few weeks have once again been very successful for several of Roma's loanees, which makes this edition's top five somewhat difficult to sort out.

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Antonio Sanabria

After a lengthy four week layoff due to a hamstring injury Sanabria has returned to action, playing in the last few matches for Sporting Gijon. While it took Sanabria the first couple of matches to shake off some rust, his goal scoring form was on point last weekend, as he netted a hat trick to give Sporting Gijon a 3-1 victory over Las Palmas on Sunday. Sanabria now has five goals in nine La Liga appearances this season, although the five goals have come in just two of those appearances. Regardless, he should get a serious look at a first team spot next summer.

Adem Ljajic

Ljajic, who struggled to fit in at Inter Milan at first, has caught fire in recent weeks, proving to be a linchpin of Inter's offense. The notorious Nutella eating ne'er-do-well recorded two assists in Inter's 4-0 victory over Frosinone, and followed that up with goals in consecutive matches against Napoli and Genoa more recently. If Ljajic keeps this kind of production up for the rest of the season, he'll surely be the one that got away from Roma.

Lukasz Skorupski

Skorupski has continued his great start to the season by recording back-to-back clean sheets in the past two weeks. More importantly, one of those shut outs was against Lazio. The Polish keeper now has five clean sheets in 15 Serie A matches with Empoli, all while conceding 20 goals. Should Roma's goalkeeper situation still be up in the air next summer, Skorupski deserves another chance to prove himself.

Leandro Paredes

The Other Leandro has been playing major minutes at Empoli lately, managing to go the full 90 minutes in two of the last three matches. Like Skorupski, Paredes gets credit for taking down Lazio, as he assisted Empoli's match winner. Paredes should get even more playing time given his performances recently; hopefully he can really lock down a starting spot in the second half of the season.

Matteo Politano

Domenico Berardi's return from injury has definitely cut into Politano's playing time at Sassuolo, yet he's still managing to produce. In a rare start last Sunday, Politano had an assist in Sassuolo's 3-1 victory over Sampdoria, which should give him more playing time going forward. Like many on this list, Politano deserves to be considered for a first team spot at Roma next summer.

Honorable Mention

Federico Ricci should get an honorable mention, as should former primavera captain Lorenzo Pellegrini. Ricci had an assist in Crotone's 2-0 victory over Cesena last Saturday; he now has five goals and two assists in 11 Serie B matches this season. Pellegrini earned his second start of the season on Sunday, scoring a goal in Sassuolo's 3-1 victory over Sampdoria.