Championship clubs splash the cash as Hugill, Madine, Afobe, Grabban and Martin all move on deadline day
PUBLISHED: 12:04 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:04 01 February 2018
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Plenty of cash was splashed in deals involving Championship clubs on deadline day, as clubs scrambed to complete their recruitment before the window closed.
City closed for business just after 7pm on Wednesday, with young wide player Glenn Middleton’s switch to Rangers the only piece of confirmed business in the final 24 hours of trading.
But the biggest deal of the day in the Championship involved Preston’s Jordan Hugill, with the former Ipswich target making the move to Premier League West Ham in a deal said to be worth £8million.
That was closely followed by Bolton’s Gary Madine, who swapped a relegation battle for a promotion fight as he moved from the Macron to Cardiff for a fee rising from £6million.
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League leaders Wolves added yet more firepower by bringing former Canaries’ target Benik Afobe back to Molineux from Bournemouth on loan, while ex-Norwich strikers Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth to Aston Villa, loan) and Chris Martin (Derby to Reading, loan) where on the move.
Aleksander Mitrovic (Newcastle United to Fulham, loan) was another big name forward to move clubs.
The busiest side were Nottingham Forest, who completed no less than six deals on deadline day as Adlène Guedioura (Middlesbrough, loan), Jack Colback (Newcastle, loan), Lee Tomlin (Cardiff, loan), Joe Lolley (Huddersfield, undisc), Costel Pantilimon (Watford, loan) and Ashkan Dejagah (free agent) all arrived at the City Ground.
Sunderland, also had a busy day as reported City target Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough, loan), goalkeeper Lee Camp (Cardiff, loan) and Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool, loan) all arrived.
Middlesbrough were also busy, bringing in Muhamed Besic from Everton on loan, signing Martin Cranie from Huddersfield and loaning Martin Braithwaite to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
Complete list of Championship deals:
Adlene Guediora (Middlesbrough to Nottingham Forest, free), Lee Camp (Cardiff City to Sunderland, loan), Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough to Sunderland, loan), Aleksander Mitrovic (Newcastle United to Fulham, loan), Jack Colback (Newcastle to Nottingham Forest, loan), Muhamed Besic (Everton to Middlesbrough, loan), Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough to Fulham, undisclosed), Benik Afobe (Bournemouth to Wolves, loan), Zach Clough (Nottingham Forest to Bolton Wanderers, loan), Martin Cranie (Huddersfield to Middlesbrough, undisclosed), Oli McBurnie (Swansea to Barnsley, loan), Kasey Palmer (Chelsea to Derby County, loan), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest to Cardiff City, loan), Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City to Nottingham Forest, loan), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool to Bolton, loan), Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough to Bordeaux, loan), Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest to Barnsley, free), Joe Lolley (Huddersfield to Nottingham Forest, undisclosed), Harry Wilson (Liverpool to Hull City, loan), Christoph Knasmullner (Admira Wacker to Barnsley, undisclosed), Jonny Russell (Derby County to Sporting Kansas, undisclosed), Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth to Aston Villa, loan), Reece Burke (West Ham to Bolton, loan), Gary Madine (Bolton to Cardiff City, undisclosed), Barry Cotter (Limerick to Ipswich Town, undisclosed), Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool to Sunderland, loan), Connor Shields (Albion Rovers to Sunderland, undisclosed), Chris Martin (Derby to Reading, loan), Monty Patterson (Ipswich to Wellington Phoenix, loan), Roy Beerens (Reading to Vitesse Arnhem, undisclosed), Tyler Walker (Nottingham Forest to Bolton Wanderers, loan), Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest to Ipswich Town, free), Costel Pantilimon (Watford to Nottingham Forest, loan), Ashkan Dejagah (free agent to Nottingham Forest), Angus MacDonald (Barnsley to Hull City, undisclosed), Tyler Roberts (West Bromwich Albion to Leeds United, £2.5 million), Ben Marshall (Wolves to Millwall, loan), Ben Stevenson (Coventry to Wolves, undisclosed), Reimao Nogeuira (free agent to Wolves), Jacob Davenport (Manchester City to Burton Albion, loan), Connor Lemonheigh-Evans (Bristol City to Torquay United), Stephen Henderson (Nottingham Forest to Portsmouth, loan), Omar Bogle (Cardiff City to Peterborough, loan).