Price of Championship players up 30 per cent this summer

9 August 2019

Isaac Mbenza
Photo: Getty Images Isaac Mbenza (left) to Huddersfield for £11.2 million was the Championship's biggest transfers this window.

Clubs in the English division’s second tier surpassed last summer’s transfer spending - but only just.

Spending is reflected by the parachute payments, meaning selling clubs know relegated clubs have money to spend.

Emil Gjerding Nielson

Championship clubs’ spending on transfers this summer may have exceeded the level of last year, but looking at the numbers, it becomes obvious that clubs this year got less value for their money. 

Clubs spent £157.8 million on transfers this year compared to £156.6 last summer, according to data from, but the clubs recruited 90 fewer players in total from last year’s 392. 

That means the average price of a player increased by 30 per cent to £522,536 from £399,617 last year. 

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