Transfer Update: The Ins and Outs of the SkyBet Championship


The turn of August brings around the the final month of the summer transfer window, with the the start of the new season just days away. We bring you a team by team transfer update of all the Championship’s confirmed deals since the transfer round-up.

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The big deals in the window thus far were those of players departing the league with Rudy Gestede headed for Aston Villa for around the £6m mark, whilst Robbie Brady, Tyrone Mings also sealed £7m and £7.9m moves to the Premier League joining Norwich City and Bournemouth, respectively. The biggest fee of the window so far involved the sale of Hull City defender James Chester to Premier League outfit West Brom who shelled out £8m for the 26 year old centre back. The current biggest deals in terms of signings saw Stewart Downing join Middlesbrough for £5.5m, whilst Derby secured Tom Ince on a permanent basis for £4.69m and Tom Cairney made a £2.94m switch to London club Fulham. In terms of club activity, Rotherham have been the busiest signing 11 players whilst MK Dons and Sheffield Wednesday added 9 players each to their ranks. It seems as though new Derby boss Paul Clement has new plans for his club this season as 15 players have already said goodbye to Derby County for the upcoming season. All the clubs have had to consider transferring larger sums of money abroad , in order to enhance their teams and their players. Many fans have said they have seen a rise in the use of international players which has helped create more diverse and dynamic teams. Referring back to the loss of players, Fulham who have similar ideas to Clement, saw 15 players leave the club with QPR selling 14. Although losing some of their top performers from last season Hull City boast the most profit from their current business in this window making £18.39m, whilst trailing by some distance, Blackburn and Ipswich currently sit on £8.89m and £7.56m profit, respectively. The big spenders in this window have without a doubt been Derby who added 7 players to their squad for a total fee of £10.35m, and with no money coming the other way this figure currently stands as their total loss. The other notable losses for this window are those of QPR and Middlesbrough, QPR losing an overall amount of £6.75m from their 8 signings whilst Boro’s signing of Stewart Downing accounts for their loss of £5.5m. With just under a month of the window left expect to see plenty of transfer action right up to the deadline throughout the league, even with the new season kicking off this Friday.

*profit/loss excludes deals which were undisclosed

Birmingham City

CONFIRMED INS; Jon Toral – Arsenal (loan), Maikel Kieftenbeld – FC Groningen (175k), Jacques Maghoma (free transfer), Adam Legzdins (free transfer), Tomasz Kuszczak (free transfer), Alex Jones (free transfer)

CONFIRMED OUTS; Callum Preston – Crawley Town (free transfer), Nikola Zigic (contract expired), Amari’I Bell – Fleetwood Town (free transfer), Will Packwood (contract terminated), Colin Doyle – Blackpool (free transfer), Darren Randolph – West Ham (free transfer), Matt Green – Mansfield Town (free transfer), Callum Reilly – Burton Albion (free transfer), Mark Duffy – Burton (loan), Gavin Gunning (contract expired), Oliver Lee (contract expired)


Blackburn Rovers

CONFIRMED INS; Bangaly-Fode Koita – Caen (free transfer), Sacha Petschi – CA Bastia (free transfer)

CONFIRMED OUTS; Jake Kean – Norwich City (free transfer), Rudy Gestede – Aston Villa (£5.95m), David Dunn – Oldham Athletic (free transfer), Joshua King – Bournemouth (free transfer), Tom Cairney – Fulham (£2.94m), Josh Morris – Bradford City (free transfer), Luke Varney (free transfer), Leon Best (contract mutually terminated), Yann Songo’o (contract expired), Paul Robinson (contract expired), Paulo Jorge (contract expired)


Bolton Wanderers

CONFIRMED INS; Derik Osede – Real Madrid (free transfer), Gary Madine (free transfer), Ben Amos (free transfer)

CONFIRMED OUTS; Rob Hall – MK Dons (loan), Alex Baptiste – Middlesbrough (undisclosed), Sanmi Odelusi – Wigan Athletic (undisclosed), Jermaine Beckford – Preston North End (free transfer), Adam Bogdan – Liverpool (free transfer), Matt Mills – Nottingham Forest (free transfer), Andy Lonergan – Fulham (free transfer), Craig Davies – Wigan Athletic (free transfer), Eidur Gudjohnsen – Shijiazhuang Ever Bright (free transfer), Conor Wilkinson – Barnsley (loan), Keith Andrews (contract expired)



CONFIRMED INS; Lasse Vibe – IFK Goteborg (undisclosed), Philipp Hofmann – Kaiserslautern (£1.3m), Andreas Bjelland – FC Twente (£2.1m), Konstantin Kerschbaumer – Admira Wacker (undisclosed), Yoann Barbet – Chamois Niortais (£490k), Ryan Williams – Morecambe (free transfer), Akaki Gogia – Hallescher FC (free transfer), Josh McEachran – Chelsea (£750k)

CONFIRMED OUTS; Will Grigg – Wigan Athletic (£990k), Emmanuel Oyeleke – Exeter City (free transfer), Nick Proschwitz – SC Paderborn 07 (free transfer), Tony Craig – Milwall (free transfer), Alfie Mawson – Barnsley (free transfer), Tommy Smith (contract expired), Kevin O’Connor (retired), Richard Lee (retired)


Brighton and Hove Albion

CONFIRMED INS; Jack Harper – Real Madrid (undisclosed), Vahid Hambo – FC Inter Turku (undisclosed), Liam Rosenior – Hull City (free transfer), Tomer Hemed – Almeria (990k), Daniel Akindayini (free transfer), Niki Maenpaa – VVV-Venlo (free transfer), Joe Ward – Chelmsford City (undisclosed), Gaetan Bong – Wigan (free transfer)

CONFIRMED OUTS; Craig Mackail-Smith – Luton Town (free transfer), Christian Walton – Bury (loan), Paddy McCourt – Luton (free transfer), Shamir Fenelon – Crawley Town (free transfer), Aaron Hughes – Melbourne City (free transfer)

Bristol City

CONFIRMED INS; Jonathon Kodjia – Angers SCO (£2.1m)

CONFIRMED OUTS; Dave Richards – Crewe Alexandra (free transfer), Greg Cunningham – Preston North End (undisclosed), Jay Emmanuel-Thomas – QPR (free transfer), Wade Elliot (retired)



CONFIRMED INS; Tendayi Darikwa – Chesterfield (£600k), Dan Agyei – AFC Wimbledon (undisclosed), Chris Long – Everton (undisclosed), Jelle Vossen – Genk (£2.45m), Matthew Lowton – Aston Villa (980k),

CONFIRMED OUTS; Alex Cisak – Leyton Orient (undisclosed), Jason Shackell – Derby County (£3m), Kieran Trippier – Tottenham Hotspur (£3.43m), Danny Ings – Liverpool (free transfer), Ross Wallace – Sheffield Wednesday (free transfer), Steven Reid (retired), Cameron Howieson (contract expired)

Cardiff City

CONFIRMED INS; Semi Ajayi – Arsenal (free transfer), Sammy Ameobi – Newcastle United (loan)

CONFIRMED OUTS; Deji Oshilaja – Gillingham (loan), Tom Adeyemi – Leeds United (loan), Kévin Théophile-Catherine – St.Etienne (£1.4m) , Kevin McNaughton (contract expired), Danny Gabbidon (contract expired), Nicky Maynard (contract expired), Josh Yorwerth – Ipswich (free transfer), Maxi Amondarain (mutual contract termination)


Charlton Athletic

CONFIRMED INS; – Sporting Lisbon (£1.75m), Zakarya Bergdich – Real Valladolid (£175k), Cristian Ceballos – Tottenham Hotspur (free transfer), Ahmed Kashi – Metz (undisclosed), Patrick Bauer – Maritimo (£1.05m), Simon Makienok – Palermo (loan), El-Hadji Ba – Sunderland (undisclosed)

COMFIRMED OUTS; Joe Gomez – Liverpool (£3.43m), Jack Munns – Cheltenham Town (free transfer), Neil Etheridge – Walsall (free transfer), Harry Osborne – Welling United (free transfer), Tal Ben-Haim – Maccabi Tel Aviv (free transfer), Simon Church – MK Dons (free transfer), Christophe Lepoint – Zulte Waregem (undisclosed)

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Derby County

COMPLETED INS; Jason Shackell – Burnley (£3m), Thomas Ince – Hull City (£4.69m), Andreas Weimann – Aston Villa (£2.66m), Darren Bent – Aston Villa (free transfer), Alex Pearce – Reading (free transfer), Chris Baird – West Brom (free transfer), Scott Carson – Wigan Athletic (undisclosed),

COMPLETED OUTS; Kwame Thomas – Blackpool (loan), Conor Sammon – Sheffield United (loan), Raul Albentosa – Malaga (loan), Kelle Roos – Rotherham United (loan), Farrend Rawson – Rotherham United (loan), John Eustace (contract expired), Rhys Sharpe – Notts County (free transfer), Lee Naylor (contract expired), Jamie Ward – Nottingham Forest (free transfer), Shaun Barker (contract expired), Josh Lelan – Northampton Town (free transfer), Tom Naylor – Burton Albion (free transfer), Ross Etheridge – Accrington Stanley (free transfer), Zak Whitbread (contract expired), Mark O’Brien – Luton (free transfer)



COMPLETED INS; Luke Garbutt – Everton (loan), Tom Cairney – Blackburn Rovers (£2.94m), Jazz Richards – Swansea City (£494k), Andy Lonergan – Bolton (free transfer), Jamie O’Hara – Blackpool (free transfer), Ben Pringle – Rotherham United (free transfer)

COMPLETED OUTS; Liam Donnelly – Crawley Town (loan), Ryan Williams – Barnsley (£140k), Lyle Della-Verde – Fleetwood Town (free transfer), Patrick Roberts – Manchester City (£4.9m), Josh Passley – Dagenham & Redbridge (free transfer), Bryan Ruiz – Sporting Lisbon (£1.96m), Tom Richards – Aldershot (free transfer), Gabor Kiraly – Szombathely ( free transfer), Jonathan Buatu Mananga – Waasland-Beveren (free transfer), Tim Hoogland – VfL Bochum (free transfer), Stephen Arthurworrey – Yeovil Town (loan), Maarten Stekelenburg – Southampton (loan), Hugo Rodallega (contract expired), Chris David (contract expired), Adil Chihi (contract expired)


Huddersfield Town

COMPLETED INS; Jordy Hiwula – Manchester City (£150k), Kyle Dempsey – Carlisle (£294k), Jason Davidson – West Brom (free transfer), Dean Whitehead – Middlesbrough (free transfer)

COMPLETED OUTS; Conor Coady – Wolverhampton Wanderers (£1.96m), Jake Carroll – Hartlepool United (free transfer), Jon Stead – Notts County (free transfer), Danny Carr – Cambridge United (free transfer), Joe Wright – Accrington Stanley (loan), Martin Paterson (contract expired), Anthony Gerrard (contract expired), Oscar Gobern (contract expired)

Hull City

COMPLETED INS; Sam Clucas – Chesterfield (£1.3m), Ryan Taylor – Newcastle (free transfer), Isaac Hayden – Arsenal (loan)

COMPLETED OUTS; Robbie Brady – Norwich (£7m), James Chester – West Brom (£8m), Tom Ince – Derby County (£4.69m), Steve Harper (contract expired), Mark Oxley – Hibernian (free transfer), Paul McShane – Reading (free transfer), Stephen Quinn – Reading (free transfer), Liam Rosenior – Brighton (free transfer), Yannick Sagbo – Umm-Salal (free transfer), Maynor Figueroa (contract expired), Johnny Margetts (contract expired), Joe Dudgeon (contract expired)


Ipswich Town

COMPLETED INS; Jonas Knudsen – Esbjerg (350k), Brett Pitman – Bournemouth (undisclosed), Josh Yorwerth – Cardiff City (free transfer), Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Arsenal (loan), Ryan Fraser – Bournemouth (loan)

COMPLETED OUTS; Noel Hunt – Southend (free transfer), Paul Anderson – Bradford City (free transfer), Tyrone Mings – Bournemouth (£7.91m), Anthony Wordsworth – Southend (free transfer), Jack Marriot – Luton Town (free transfer), Omar Sowunmi – Yeovil Town (free transfer)


Leeds United

COMPLETED INS; Ross Turnbull – Barnsley (free transfer), Sol Bamba – Palermo (undisclosed), Chris Wood – Leicester City (undisclosed), Charlie Horton – Cardiff City (undisclosed), Lee Erwin – Motherwell (free transfer), Tom Adeyemi –Cardiff City (loan)

COMPLETED OUTS; Billy Sharp – Sheffield United (undisclosed), Aidan White – Rotherham United (free transfer), Rodolph Austin (contract expired), Michael Tonge (contract expired), Stuart Taylor (contract expired), Alex Cairns (contract expired), Dan Atkinson (contract expired), Zac Thompson (contract expired)



COMPLETED INS; Jack Stephens – Southampton (loan), Diego Fabbrini – Watford (loan), Tomas Kalas – Chelsea (loan), Stewart Downing – West Ham (£5.5m), Alex Baptiste – Bolton Wanderers (free transfer)

COMPLETES OUTS; Luke Williams – Scunthrope United (undisclosed), Emmanuel Ledesma – Rotherham United (free transfer), Dean Whitehead – Huddersfield Town (free transfer), David Atkinson – Carlisle United (free transfer), Ryan Brobbel (contract expired), Seb Hines (contract expired)

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Milton Keynes Dons

COMPLETED INS; Sergio Aguza – Real Madrid Castilla (free transfer), Matthew Upson – Leicester City (free transfer), Sam Gallagher – Southampton (loan), Rob Hall – Bolton (loan), Cristian Benavente – Real Madrid Castilla (free transfer), Joe Walsh – Crawley Town (undisclosed), Dale Jennings – Barnsley (free transfer), Cody Cropper – Southampton (free transfer), Simon Church – Charlton Athletic (free transfer)

COMPLETED OUTS; Danny Green – Luton Town (free transfer)


Nottingham Forest

COMPLETED INS; Daniel Pinillos – Cordoba (free transfer), Ben Hamer – Leicester City (loan), Matthew Mills – Bolton Wanderers (free transfer), Jamie Ward – Derby County (free transfer)

COMPLETED OUTS; Djamel Abdoun – Veria (free transfer), Greg Halford – Rotherham United (free transfer), Louis Lang – Motherwell (free transfer), Jamie Mackie – QPR (free transfer), Danny Collins – Rotherham United (free transfer), Lars Veldwijk – PEC Zwolle (loan)


Preston North End

COMPLETED INS; Jordan Pickford – Sunderland (loan), Jermaine Beckford – Bolton Wanderers (free transfer), Paul Gallagher – Leicester City (free transfer), Will Keane – Manchester United (loan)

COMPLETED OUTS; Thorston Stuckmann – Doncaster Rovers (free transfer), David Buchanan – Northampton Town (free transfer), Lee Holmes – Exeter City (free transfer), Keith Keane – Cambridge United (free transfer), Scott Laird – Scunthorpe United (free transfer), Sylvan Ebanks-Blake – Chesterfield (free transfer), Scott Wiseman – Scunthorpe United (free transfer), Jack King – Scunthorpe United (free transfer), Kevin Davies (contract expired)


Queens Park Rangers

COMPLETED INS; James Perch – Wigan Athletic (undisclosed), Tjaronn Chery – FC Groningen (£2.25m), Sebastian Polter – 1.FSV Mainz 05 (£1m), Jamie Mackie – Nottingham Forest (free transfer), Jay Emmanuel-Thomas – Bristol City (free transfer), Massimo Luongo – Swindon Town (£3m), Ben Gladwin – Swindon Town (£500k), Tyler Blackwood – University of South Florida (free transfer)

COMPLETED OUTS; Steven Caulker – Southampton (loan), Adel Taraabt – Benfica (free transfer), Jordan Gibbons – Yeovil Town (free transfer), Max Ehmer – Gillingham (free transfer), Coll Donaldson – Dundee United (free transfer), Michael Harriman – Wycombe Wanderers (loan), Richard Dunne (contract expired), Joey Barton (contract expired), Bobby Zamora (contract expired), Shaun Wright-Phillips (contract expired), Brian Murphy (contract expired), Bruno Andrade (contract expired), Jamie Sendles-White (contract expired), Rio Ferdinand (retired)



COMPLETED INS; Rowan Liburd – Billericay (free transfer), Orlando Sa – Legia Warsaw (£1m), Stephen Quinn – Hull City (free transfer), Paul McShane – Hull City (free transfer), Jonathon Bond – Watford (free transfer), Ali Al-Habsi – Wigan Athletic (free transfer)

COMPLETED OUTS; Adam Federici – Bournemouth (free transfer), Alex Pearce – Derby County (free transfer), Jem Karacan – Galatasaray (free transfer), Mikkel Andersen – FC Midtjylland (free transfer), Danny Guthrie (contract expired), Jure Travner (contract expired), Yakubu Aiyegbeni (contract expired), Zat Knight (contract expired)

Rotherham United

COMPLETED INS; Chris Maguire – Sheffield Wednesday (free transfer), Kelle Roos – Derby County (loan), Farrend Rawson – Derby County (loan), Grant Ward – Tottenham Hotspur (loan), Greg Halford – Nottingham Forest (free transfer), Danny Collins – Nottingham Forest (free transfer), Emmanuel Ledesma – Middlesbrough (free transfer), Aidan White – Leeds United (free transfer), Lewis Buxton – Sheffield Wednesday (free transfer), Joe Mattock – Sheffield Wednesday (free transfer), Tom Thorpe – Manchester United (free transfer)

COMPLETED OUTS; Conor Newton – Cambridge (free transfer), Scott Loach – Notts County (free transfer), Ben Pringle – Fulham (free transfer), Mitch Rose – Mansfield Town (free transfer), Mat Sadler – Shrewsbury Town (free transfer), Danny Rowe – Wycombe Wanderers (free transfer), Craig Morgan – Wigan Athletic (free transfer), Rob Milsom – Notts County (free transfer), Richard Brindley – Colchester United (free transfer), Tony Thompson (contract expired), Mark Bradley (contract expired), Peter Denton – Hartlepool United (free transfer)

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Sheffield Wednesday

COMPLETED INS; Lucas Joao – Nacional (undisclosed), Lewis McGugan – Watford (£300k), Marco Matias – Nacional (£2.17m), Darryl Lachman – FC Twente (undisclosed), Ross Wallace – Burnley (free transfer), Lewis Price – Crystal Palace (free transfer), Jack Hunt – Crystal Palace (loan), Alex Lopez – Celta de Vigo (loan), Vincent Sasso – Braga (loan)

COMPLETED OUTS; Chris Maguire – Rotherham (free transfer), Lewis Buxton – Rotherham United (free transfer), Rafael Floro – Belenenses (free transfer), Joe Mattock – Rotherham United (free transfer), Jacques Maghoma – Birmingham City (free transfer), Gary Madine – Bolton Wanderers (free transfer), Kamil Zayatte (contract expired), Giles Coke (contract expired), Paul Corry (contract expired), Matt Young (contract expired), Rhys McCabe (contract expired), Dejan Kelhar (contract expired), Chris Kirkland (contract expired)


Wolverhampton Wanderers

COMPLETED INS; Conor Coady – Huddersfield (£1.96m), Jed Wallace – Portsmouth (£270k)

COMPLETED OUTS; Zeli Ismail – Burton Albion (loan), Michael Jacobs – Wigan Athletic (undisclosed), Sam Ricketts – Coventry City (free transfer), George Swan – York City (free transfer), Jake Cassidy – Oldham Athletic (free transfer), Tomasz Kuszczak – Birmingham City (free transfer), Leon Clarke – Bury (free transfer), Liam McAlinden – Shrewsbury Town (loan), Bakary Sakho (contract expired)

*players in bold are those which have arrived/departed since the previous round-up (teams A-F & H-W)