Most expensive Championship transfers so far this summer, including Blackburn Rovers, West Brom, and Stoke

2 Aug

The Championship season is upon us and most clubs have been busy in the transfer market.

We’ve seen all sorts of deals go through, including some smart loan deal and some incredible free transfers.

Christian Norgaard has left Serie A side Fiorentina for Brentford this summer
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Last summer we saw three players move for more than £10million to second tier sides but this year we haven’t seen a single one as teams tighten their purse strings.

No longer can the pursuit of Premier League football be supplemented with massive money. Instead, it’s all about the smart purchases.

But who have been the most expensive Championship signings in the summer of 2019? Find out below.



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15. Will Vaulks (Rotherham to Cardiff City) – £2.1m

14. Christian Norgaard (Fiorentina to Brentford) – £2.8m

13. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford to West Brom – £2.9m

12. Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley to Brentford) – £3m

Ethan Pinnock in action for Barnsley
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11. David Raya (Blackburn to Brentford) – £3m

10. Mathias Jensen (Celta Vigo to Brentford) – £3.5m

Mathias Jensen in action for Denmark at the 2019 European Under-21 Championship
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9. Tommy Smith (Huddersfield to Stoke City) – £4m

8. Aden Flint (Middlesbrough to Cardiff City) – £4m

Aden Flint played for Bristol City prior to his spell at Middlesbrough and was well known for his goal-scoring habits
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7. Sam Gallagher (Southampton to Blackburn) – £5m

Things didn’t quite work out for Sam Gallagher at Southampton
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6. Robert Glatzel (Heidenheim to Cardiff City) – £5.5m

Robert Glatzel scored a hat-trick for Heidenheim against Bayern Munich in the German cup last season
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5. Pontus Jansson (Leeds United to Brentford) – £5.5m

Pontus Jansson was a fan favourite at Leeds
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4. Ivan Sunjic (Dinamo Zagreb to Birmingham City) – £6.3m

3. Kenneth Zohore (Cardiff City to West Brom) – £8m

Kenneth Zohore only managed one goal in the Premier League last season
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2. Tomas Kalas (Chelsea to Bristol City) – £8m

Tomas Kalas has finally left Chelsea on a permanent deal having joined in 2010
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1. Isaac Mbenza (Montpellier to Huddersfield) – £11.25m

Isaac Mbenza’s loan move to the Terriers was made permanent this summer.
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