FC Augsburg duo Dong-Won Ji (l.) and Ja-Cheol Koo made the most of their time on loan in the Bundesliga
FC Augsburg duo Dong-Won Ji (l.) and Ja-Cheol Koo made the most of their time on loan in the Bundesliga
Bundesliga

Bundesliga loan stories 2012/13

Munich - For many clubs, loan deals are not only beneficial, but essential, to maintaining the status quo both on and off the pitch.

For the top sides, they offer an invaluable opportunity to grant a player, who might otherwise be languishing in the reserves, some priceless first-team experience. While for clubs lower down the ladder operating on smaller budgets, loan moves could prove the difference between a mid-table and bottom-three finish.

bundesliga.com rounds up the fortunes of a handful of borrowings from the 2012/13 campaign, before casting an eye over some of the latest movers in the loan market.