The summer transfer window is a time for rebuilding, recreating and reorganising each Football League team’s squad for the forthcoming campaign with more often than not hope of one thing; promotion. This window has been one of particular interest in the Championship, with it looking likely that there could be around eight or nine sides [...] The post Championship: Five “Signings of the Summer” so far appeared first on The72.
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Leeds United have today completed the signing of Everton defender Matthew Pennington on a season-long loan deal, as confirmed by the club’s official website. However, it did not always look as though Pennington would be heading to Leeds. Championship rivals Hull City were also interested in the defender and were reportedly ‘very hopeful’ of signing [...] The post Leeds United ‘pushed to front of queue’ in Premier League defender deal appeared first on The72.
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Hull City have made Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart their next priority signing, according to BBC Sport. A deal worth as much as £8 million is expected to be completed later this week, with the 23-year old leaving the Reds’ pre-season training camp in Hong Kong to return home and complete the deal. The news comes [...] The post Hull City make Liverpool midfielder their priority in £8 million deal appeared first on The72.
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Burton Albion have snapped up Hope Akpan on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website. The 25-year-old midfielder has already done a lot in his career, having played in the Premier League for Reading, the Europa League for Everton and being capped four times by Nigeria. Most recently he ended up at Blackburn [...] The post Burton Albion snap up Nigeria international after Blackburn Rovers release appeared first on The72.
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Leeds United fans looking at the current team will see a midfield and front line packed with potential menace, thanks to the transfer deals incoming. These fans don’t have the same confidence elsewhere in the side. One area of glaring weakness is in the centre of defence, where Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper are Leeds’ [...] The post Leeds United snap up rated Premier League youngster -straight on it appeared first on The72.
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According to BBC Sport journalist Pat Murphy on twitter, Arsenal youngster Jon Toral is on the radar of Derby County, and could move there this summer. With the recent departure of Tom Ince, the attacking midfielder could provide some form of replacement as Derby try to improve on last seasons disappointing 9th place finish. The 22-year-old [...] The post Derby County eyeing up Arsenal youngster appeared first on The72.
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There is little doubt that Leeds United are in the hunt for defenders, with centre-backs a definite area where the Whites are short-handed at the moment. At present, Leeds only have Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper as first-team central defenders, the former being suspended for the first two games of the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship [...] The post Leeds United ‘linked’ defender fuels transfer speculation appeared first on The72.
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Hull City have offered a new contract to Tom Huddlestone as they look to prevent him making a move to Derby County according to a report from the Hull Daily Mail. Since Hull were relegated back to the Sky Bet Championship, Huddlestone has been linked with a move elsewhere. Plenty of teams have become interested [...] The post Hull City offer new contract to Derby County target appeared first on The72.
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This year in the Sky Bet Championship it seems that any team has a chance of beating their opponent when the season begins in August. On the surface, it appears that no team is going to take the league by storm and there are several teams who will be targeting promotion. Wolverhampton Wanderers are undoubtedly [...] The post OPINION: Can Wolves really challenge for promotion? appeared first on The72.
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Which current club has the best squad in the Championship? In this article, I’ll be comparing stats and facts and to try and work out which club really does have the best and most rounded squad in the league. The Goalkeeper Last season, there were many amazing goalkeepers in the Championship. A few notable keepers [...] The post Which Championship club has the best squad in the league? appeared first on The72.
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