This weekend marked the end of several more loan spells, as Sam Walker, Jeffrey Bruma, and Rhys Taylor will be returning to London to join up with Ulises Davila and Kevin De Bruyne. Kenneth Omeruo also completed his final game of the season, but his loan still has another 12 months to go. The majority of our loanees will be entering the final week of their loan spell, so this report should all but disappear soon. For this week though, we'll have a fairly full one for you. So without further adieu...
- Thibaut Courtois - Courtois was his usual fantastic self in Atletico's massive win on the weekend. By winning 2-1 over 4th place Malaga, Atletico have given themselves a (slim) chance at Champions League qualification this weekend as they face Villareal. Atletico also have the Europa League final on Wednesday to look forward to, so Courtois will have a busy last week of his loan. Here's the goal he allowed over the weekend, I don't think anyone can place any blame on him for this one
- Jeffrey Bruma - Bruma returned to his more familiar role in the center of the defense, replacing former academy product Michael Mancienne. Bruma had himself a pretty nice game, he just looks far more comfortable in the center of the defense than he does on the right. Hamburg were not relegated despite the 1-0 defeat, having achieved safety last week. What the future holds for Bruma is uncertain, but he'll be headed back to London with the others for now.
- Tomas Kalas - Kalas participated in both Vitesse fixtures this season, playing the full 90 in both. You've already seen the highlights of the Utrect game, he could have been a bit better in that one. His defending left a bit to be desired against Ajax as well, the highlights can be found here. Hopefully Kalas will have a better week as Vitesse try to qualify for Europa.
- Kenneth Omeruo - Omeruo missed the midweek game on a red card suspension, a game Den Haag would lose 5-0. He'd return for Den Haag's final game, playing the full 90 in a 5-3 loss. Omerou was decent, but he was directly at fault for the first goal of the day. He adds an awful lot of threat from set pieces, as three times he just missed finding the net in this wide open affair. He certainly needs more polish to his game though, another season at Den Haag will likely do him wonders.
That's it for this week, you can expect recaps for the guys that finished up to start Thursday. It will be a small roundup from this point forward, but hopefully the guys in Vitesse can stretch it beyond next week.