Top 10: Premier League's worst loan signings this season (1)

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez has made excellent use of the loan market this season as his team are on course for a top-four finish.

And some managers such as Arsense Wenger have criticised the loaning of players between Premier League clubs.

Of course, Martinez is well within his rights to utilise the system, especially as his budget is far lower than some of his competitors.

Here's a little look at the three loan signings he made this season:

Romelu Lukaku was deemed surplus to requirements this season by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, and Martinez fought hard for his signature at the eleventh hour on transfer deadline day, as it looked as if the Belgian would return to West Brom, where he had a successful loan spell last year.

Lukaku has impressed again with 14 goals this season.

Gareth Barry was also deemed surplus to requirements at his club, Manchester City, as they spent big on Brazilian midfielder, Fernandinho.

The Premier League veteran has proved to be a smart signing by Martinez as he has been an almost ever-present for Everton, playing a key role sitting in front of the back-four.

And finally Gerard Deulofeu.

The Barcelona youngster is highly regarded by those at the Nou Camp, and he was sent out on loan this season to give him first-team exposure in the Premier League.

No doubt Martinez's Spanish links helped clinch this deal, as the Spaniard has slotted straight in to Martinez's expansive style of football.

But on the flip side there have been some notably bad bits of business done in the loan market this season.

We take a look at the top ten worst...

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