I've seen it on Sky and on some websites that the rise of the loan system has caused somewhat of a "crisis" in the game. Is it really that bad? I mean, the only disadvantage I can see it brings is that the player is only there for a short term and is looked upon as a sort of hired gun. However, as we have seen, full transfers are by no means guarantees of longetivity at a club. To wit, Crespo's stint at Inter and Ronaldo's at Barca. Besides, loans somewhat level the financial gulf between the rich clubs and the poorer ones.