With the transfer window now open and deals being done on a daily basis, here are the 15 most expensive Championship signings.
With transfer dealings spiking in recent years, the Premier League obviously accounts for a huge portion of that, but last year (2016/17) saw the second tier spike in terms of funds spent and that spike was quite dramatic.
Ultimately the £1billion mark was smashed for the first time across both transfer windows last term and with deals going through already this season, it’s highly likely last year’s spending (a rounded £1.2billion) will again be eclipsed.
In 2016/17, 13 Premier League clubs broke their transfer fee records and a number of those clubs repeatedly set new records, and a few so far this campaign have already done that.
The Championship saw two new record fees set at that level with Aston Villa breaking it twice with deals for Ross McCormack and Jonathan Kodjia, whilst Newcastle United recouped a new record fee of £30million with their sale of Moussa Sissoko to Tottenham Hotspur.
This season Wolverhampton Wanderers have already eclipsed Jonathan Kodjia’s reported £15million deal in total with the signing of Ruben Neves.
So, to the 15 most expensive deals in the second tier – ordered on initial fee and not potentially rising to – and credit to football365 for the initial legwork in compiling the list.
Porto to Wolves
Benfica to Wolves
Bournemouth to Newcastle
Fulham to Aston Villa
Leeds to Fulham
Bristol City to Aston Villa
Crystal Palace to Newcastle
Middlesbrough to Sheffield Wednesday
Blackburn to Middlesbrough
Brentford to Aston Villa
Brentford to Burnley
Tottenham to Norwich
Watford to Derby
WBA to Aston Villa
Huddersfield to Blackburn