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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Fantasy Premier League prices: Cheapest players revealed – bargains for your squad?

27 Jun

Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 is here and, my word, we’re excited.

FPL Managers around the world are already priming their squad for the new season which is just over a month away.

It’s easy picking out the men likely to get you the most points as they’re usually the stars who are the most expensive.

But you may also need the odd cheap player in your ranks so you can keep to the £100million budget and, depending on your tactic, you might need three.

So who are the cheapest players in every position this season? Find out below.



David Button (Brighton) – £4m

Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton) – £4m

Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United) – £4m

Michael McGovern (Norwich) – £4m

Will Norris (Wolves) – £4m


Sergio Rico (Bournemouth) – £4m

Jack Simpson (Bournemouth) – £4m

Ben Gibson (Burnley) – £4m

Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) – £4m

Grant Hanley (Norwich City) – £4m

Canaries captain Grant Hanley lifts the championship trophy after their Sky Bet Championship title win

Richard Stearman (Sheffield United) – £4m

John Lundstram (Sheffield United) – £4m

Marc Navarro (Watford) – £4m

Sebastian Prodl (Watford) – £4m

Winston Reid (West Ham United) – £4m

Winston Reid has had bad luck with injuries in recent seasons
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Ben Johnson (West Ham United) – £4m

Max Kilman (Wolves) – £4m


Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) – £4.5m

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) – £4.5m

Guendouzi has impressed at Arsenal
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Bikir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) – £4.5m

Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) – £4.5m

Henri Lansbury (Aston Villa) – £4.5m

Beram Kayal (Brighton) – £4.5m

Dale Stephens (Brighton) – £4.5m

Danny Drinkwater (Chelsea) – £4.5m

Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea) – £4.5m

Ampadu is a star in the making and will either go out on loan this season or become a first-team regular
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James McCarthy (Everton) – £4.5m

Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton) – £4.5m

Matty James (Leicester City) – £4.5m

Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) – £4.5m

Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City) – £4.5m

Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City) – £4.5m

Rafa Camacho (Liverpool) – £4.5m

Tahith Chong (Manchester United) – £4.5m

Chong alongside team-mate Marcus Rashford.
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James Garner (Manchester United) – £4.5m

Isaac Hayden (Newcastle) – £4.5m

Todd Cantwell (Norwich) – £4.5m

Mortiz Leitner (Norwich) – £4.5m

Alexander Tettey (Norwich) – £4.5m

Tyreke Johnson (Southampton) – £4.5m

Callum Slattery (Southampton) – £4.5m

Oriol Romeu (Southampton) – £4.5m

Luke Amos (Tottenham Hotspur) – £4.5m

Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur) – £4.5m

Oliver Skipp ended up being in 21 matchday squads for Spurs last season
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Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) – £4.5m

Domingos Quina (Watford) – £4.5m

Carlos Sanchez (Watford) – £4.5m

Grady Diangana (West Ham United) – £4.5m

Pedro Obiang (West Ham United) – £4.5m

Leandro Dendoncker (Wolves) – £4.5m

Dendoncker has done well with Wolves since joining from Anderlecht
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Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal) – £4.5m

Sam Surridge (Bournemouth) – £4.5m

Connor Wickham (Crystal Palace) – £4.5m

Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) – £4.5m

Greenwood started in United’s match against Cardiff on the final day of the season
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Sam Gallagher (Southampton) – £4.5m

Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur) – £4.5m

Xande Silva (West Ham United) – £4.5m