Lack of Championship transfer action laid bare as six clubs yet to sign anyone

The Championship campaign is four weeks’ away.

Bournemouth host West Bromwich Albion on Friday, August 6 in front of the TV cameras in the 2021-22 curtain-raiser.

This summer has seen clubs enjoy a pre-season of a more normal length, following the tightly-congested campaigns last year.

However, transfer activity has yet to really get going in the second tier. Whilst the likes of Blackpool and Luton Town have been busy, with each side making seven signings apiece so far, there is still a huge chunk of the division who have yet to sanction any arrivals.

Six clubs – a quarter of the division – are back in pre-season training without any new additions. That includes newly-relegated Sheffield United and Reading, who were named as one of eight EFL teams that is under a transfer embargo.

Sheffield United have yet to add to their squad following relegation from the Premier League

Of course, the pandemic’s effect has meant club’s coffers are not as swell as in previous campaigns so that is perhaps understandable.

Here, we look at every signing made in the Championship so far.


Devante Cole – Motherwell


Ryan Woods – Stoke

Chuks Aneke – Charlton

Jordan Graham – Gillingham

Juan Castillo – Arsenal (loan)

Blackburn Rovers



Reece James – Doncaster

Daniel Grimshaw – Man City

Shayne Lavery – Linfield

Josh Bowler – Everton

Oliver Casey – Leeds

Callum Connolly – Everton

Sonny Carey – King’s Lynn


Emiliano Marcondes – Brentford

Emiliano Marcondes has swapped Brentford for Bournemouth

Bristol City

Matty James – Leicester

Andy King – OH Leuven

Rob Atkinson – Oxford United

Cardiff City

James Collins – Luton

Mark McGuinness – Arsenal

Ryan Wintle – Crewe

Coventry City

Ben Sheaf – Arsenal

Martin Waghorn – Derby

Simon Moore – Sheffield United

Derby County




Huddersfield Town

Matty Pearson – Luton Town

Jordan Rhodes – Sheffield Wednesday

Jordan Rhodes has returned to Huddersfield Town after leaving Sheffield Wednesday

Lee Nicholls – MK Dons

Ollie Turton – Blackpool

Josh Ruffels – Oxford United

Levi Colwill – Chelsea (loan)

Hull City

George Moncur – Luton

Andy Cannon – Portsmouth

Randell Williams – Exeter

Nathan Baxter – Chelsea (loan)

Ryan Longman – Brighton (loan)

Luton Town

Fred Onyedinma – Wycombe Wanderers

Reece Burke – Hull City

Allan Campbell – Motherwell

Cameron Jerome – MK Dons

Henri Lansbury – Bristol City

Amari’i Bell – Blackburn

Carlos Mendes Gomes – Morecambe


Joe Lumley – QPR

Sammy Ameobi – Nottingham Forest

Lee Peltier – West Brom

Uche Ikpeazu – Wycombe


George Long – Hull City

Scott Malone – Derby County

Dan Ballard – Arsenal (loan)

Benik Afobe – Stoke (loan)

George Saville – Middlesbrough

Nottingham Forest


Peterborough United

Jorge Grant – Lincoln City

David Cornell – Ipswich Town

Jack Marriott – Derby

Jack Marriott is hoping for a fresh start after re-signing for Peterborough

Josh Knight – Leicester City

Preston North End

Liam Lindsay – Stoke City

Sepp van den Berg (loan) – Liverpool

Izzy Brown – Chelsea

Matthew Olosunde – Rotherham


Jordy De Wijs – Hull City

Sam Field – West Brom

Charlie Austin – West Brom

Andre Dozzell – Ipswich

Jordan Archer – Middlesbrough



Sheffield United


Stoke City

Ben Wilmot – Watford

Jack Bonham – Gillingham

Mario Vrancic – Norwich

Swansea City

Joel Piroe – PSV

Liam Walsh – Bristol City

West Brom

Alex Mowatt – Barnsley

*All information correct at time of publication.

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