West Ham currently have 13 players out on loan and they have mixed chances of making the cut at The London Stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini and his team would have monitored all 13 in action and some might be able to make a 2019/20 breakthrough.
Here are three West Ham players who are currently out on loan but who could return in the summer and compete for first-team places.
West Ham youngster Marcus Browne is currently on loan at Oxford United, where he has been stirring up excitement.
The skilful 21-year-old attacking midfielder has scored eight goals and provided five assists in 37 games for the League One club.
West Ham have high hopes for Browne, who would need to show he can jump up two divisions to have a chance of breaking into the Hammers team.
Slaven Bilic and David Moyes were reluctant to use Edimilson Fernandes regularly and Pellegrini let him leave on loan.
But after a relatively impressive season in Serie A with Fiorentina, could the Switzerland international return to West Ham and get game time?
With two goals in 27 matches this season, the 22-year-old central midfielder could be rewarded with a first-team promotion.
Pellegrini did not fancy Reece Oxford this season, limiting him to under-23 performances even when there was an injury crisis at the back.
The 20-year-old headed back to Germany, where he has been on loan with FC Augsburg, enjoying an impressive start before receiving a red card recently.
The England youth international has not played since but if he can sort out his attitude and form, there could be a future for him at West Ham.