Although the summer transfer window has only officially opened just a week ago, clubs in the Championship have been working tirelessly to secure deals and offload unwanted playing staff.
In this piece, we will be taking a look at some of the most notable transfer deals conducted so far in the Championship – then, we will assess who has conducted the best (and worst) business so far.
What have been the most notable transfers so far?
Watford’s loss of Joao Pedro will undoubtedly be hammer blow to the Hornets. Upon his departure, he was one of the most talented players in the Championship – Watford’s loss is Brighton and Hove Albion’s gain.
Coventry City pulled off a major coup when they signed Jay Dasilva from Bristol City on a free transfer. To get a player of Dasilva’s quality for absolutely nothing is a stunning piece of business from the Sky Blues.
Despite this, the window has not been all doom and gloom for Robins fans. They picked up Ross McCrorie from Aberdeen on June 6, a dogged defender who will feel right at home in the Championship.
Additionally, Millwall also sprung a surprise when they announced the arrival of Scotland international Kevin Nisbet for an undisclosed fee – the Lions could be set for another impressive underdog campaign in the 2023/24 season.
Who has conducted the best business in the Championship?
So far, we feel that Norwich City’s transfer business so far blows the rest of the division out of the water. Not only have they been signing good players, they have also been doing so on free transfers.
The Canaries have recently announced the signings of Jack Stacey Ashley Barnes and Shane Duffy on free transfers. There may be questions surrounding the respective ages of Barnes and Duffy, but they both have ample experience in the Premier League that could prove to be vital for next season.
On the other end of the spectrum, recently-promoted Sheffield Wednesday could be in trouble next season. They have yet to complete a signing, they only have 14 senior players on the books and additionally, they are also managerless. Currently, it’s a race against time for the Owls.