who did rooney owen shearer bent carroll anechibe get loaned to
its not a rule that player must be loaned out to break into the frst team
Bent broke through to the Ipswich team when they were in the Championship.
Andy Carroll had an awful spell at Preston.
The rest are either special talents, far ahead physically or talent wise than Afobe, or not even worth mentioning (Anichebe? Are you taking the p!ss?).
Afobe would benefit exponentially from a loan move. You're right, its not a rule of thumb, but its the minority that dont go out on loan, not the majority.