From Deeney & Wilshere to £15m Assombalonga… here’s EVERY Championship star available on a FREE transfer this summer

EVERYONE loves a bargain – and even more managers than ever before will be looking for a snip this summer.

Due to the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of clubs are looking to trim the wage bill while trying to avoid paying huge transfer fees.

Britt Assombalonga cost Middlesbrough £15m but can leave for nothing in June[/caption]
Watford striker Troy Deeney will not be short of offers if he decides to leave Watford[/caption]

The Premier League big boys may still be able cough up the big bucks.

However, lower down the ladder things are getting tight for a number of clubs.

That will have many already scouring the market for reinforcements.

And when it comes to the Championship, there are set to be over 100 stars available for absolutely NOTHING come the end of June.

Some are untried and untested youngsters just waiting to be given an opportunity.

Others have years of Premier League experience to fall back on, as well as plenty of international know-how having played numerous times for their respective nations.

Watford captain Troy Deeney hit the net plenty of times in the top-flight, while Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic ticks both of the above boxes.

Some even commanded huge transfer fees not too long ago, such as Britt Assombalonga.


Can you pick a better freebie XI from the list below?[/caption]

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Middlesbrough gave a whopping £15m to Nottingham Forest for him back in 2017.

Now the forward looks set to walk away from The Riverside for free at the end of the campaign.

You can bet your bottom dollar that your club’s manager will already have had at least a sneaky glance at the list of soon-to-be free agents from the second tier.

Now you can have a look for yourself at the whopping array of talent available in June from around the Championship.

And let us know who you think are the best players that your club should be going all-out to snap-up in the comments section:

Asmir Begovic is available for nothing in June when his Bournemouth deal expires[/caption]


Orjan Nyland (aged 30, Norwich)

Asmir Begovic (aged 33, Bournemouth)

Rene Gilmartin (aged 33, Bristol City)

Luke Southwood (aged 23, Reading)

Curtis Anderson (aged 20, Wycombe)

Lee Camp (aged 36, Coventry)

Keiren Westwood (aged 36, Sheffield Wednesday)

Michael McGovern (aged 36, Norwich)

Jayson Leutwiler (aged 31, Huddersfield)

David Stockdale (aged 35, Wycombe)

Jordan Archer (aged 27, Middlesbrough)

Luke Daniels (aged 33, Brentford) club option 1 year

Rob Elliot (aged 34, Watford)

Frank Fielding (aged 32, Millwall)

Ryan Allsop (aged 28, Wycombe)

Joe Lumley (aged 26, QPR)

Emmanuel Idem (aged 22, Derby)

Josh Vickers (aged 25, Rotherham)

Joshua Render (aged 20, Sheffield Wednesday)

Cameron Yates (aged 22, Wycombe)

Former Tottenham defender Kyle Naughton’s contract is up at Swansea in June[/caption]


Joe Rankin-Costello (aged 21, Blackburn)

Kyle Naughton (aged 32, Swansea)

Andre Wisdom (aged 27, Derby)

Ryan Nyambe (aged 23, Blackburn) Option for a further year

Henrik Dalsgaard (aged 31, Brentford)

Jack Hunt (aged 30, Bristol City)

Demeaco Duhaney (aged 22, Huddersfield)

Matthew Olosunde (aged 22, Rotherham)

Kiko Femenia (aged 30, Watford)

Billy Jones (aged 33, Rotherham)

Adam Smith (aged 29, Bournemouth)

Moses Odubajo (aged 27, Sheffield Wednesday)

Kieron Freeman (aged 28, Swansea)

Josh Dacres-Cogley (aged 24, Birmingham)

Ciaran Brennan (aged 20, Sheffield Wednesday)

James Clark (aged 19, Wycombe)


Greg Cunningham (aged 30, Preston)

Omar Richards (aged 23, Reading)

Steve Seddon (aged 23, Birmingham)

Joe Bennett (aged 30, Cardiff)

Achraf Lazaar (aged 29, Watford)

Lee Wallace (aged 33, QPR)

Matt Penney (aged 23, Sheffield Wednesday)

Dan Potts (aged 26, Luton)

Amari’i Bell (aged 26, Blackburn)

Steve Cook’s time at Bournemouth may be coming to an end[/caption]


Sonny Bradley (aged 29, Luton)

Joost van Aken (aged 26, Sheffield Wednesday)

Osaze Urhoghide (aged 20, Sheffield Wednesday)

Richard Wood (aged 35, Rotherham)

Darius Charles (aged 33, Wycombe)

Tom Lees (aged 30, Sheffield Wednesday)

Nathan Baker (aged 29, Bristol City)

Christopher Schindler (aged 30, Huddersfield) club option 1 year

Sol Bamba (aged 36, Cardiff)

Curtis Davies (aged 35, Derby)

Romoney Crichlow (aged 21, Huddersfield)

Clark Robertson (aged 27, Rotherham)

Christian Kabasele (aged 30, Watford)

Tommy Elphick (aged 33, Huddersfield) club option 1 year

Tom McIntyre (aged 22, Reading)

Kyle McFadzean (aged 34, Coventry)

Richard Stearman (aged 33, Huddersfield)

Jake Hull (aged 19, Rotherham)

Dominic Hyam (aged 25, Coventry) Option for a further year

Richard Keogh (aged 34, Huddersfield)

Steve Cook (aged 29, Bournemouth)

Derrick Williams (aged 28, Blackburn)

Adrian Mariappa (aged 34, Bristol City)

Murray Wallace (aged 28, Millwall)

Michael Morrison (aged 32, Reading)

Matty Pearson (aged 27, Luton)

Giles Phillips (aged 23, Wycombe)

Jordon Thompson (aged 21, Coventry) club option 1 year

Jack Wilshere’s short-term contract at Bournemouth expires at the end of the season[/caption]


Alex Vallejo (aged 29, Huddersfield) club option 1 year

Shaun Williams (aged 34, Millwall)

Joey Pelupessy (aged 27, Sheffield Wednesday)

Geoff Cameron (aged 35, QPR)

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (aged 26, Luton) Option for a further year

Alexander Tettey (aged 34, Norwich)

Dejan Tetek (aged 18, Reading)

Josh Eccles (aged 20, Coventry)

Charlie Owens (aged 23, QPR) club option 1 year

Jordan Cousins (aged 27, Stoke)

Would you like your club to make a move and snap-up Henri Lansbury?[/caption]


Henri Lansbury (aged 30, Bristol City)

Mario Vrancic (aged 31, Norwich)

Joe Rothwell (aged 26, Blackburn)

Tom Carroll (aged 28, QPR) club option 1 year

Billy Mitchell (aged 19, Millwall)

Alex Hunt (aged 20, Sheffield Wednesday)

Curtis Thompson (aged 26, Wycombe)

Alex Pattison (aged 23, Wycombe)

Alex Mowatt (aged 26, Barnsley)

Shaun MacDonald (aged 32, Rotherham)

Paul Gallagher (aged 36, Preston)

Jack Wilshere (aged 29, Bournemouth)

Liam Kelly (aged 31, Coventry)

George Moncur (aged 27, Luton)

Juninho Bacuna (aged 23, Huddersfield) club option 1 year

Corry Evans (aged 30, Blackburn)

Liam Walsh (aged 23, Bristol City)

Ryan Tunnicliffe (aged 28, Luton)

Luke Berry (aged 28, Luton) Option for a further year

Bradley Johnson (aged 33, Blackburn)

Lewis Holtby (aged 30, Blackburn)

Ben Thompson (aged 25, Millwall)

Liam Waldock (aged 20, Sheffield Wednesday)

Ashley Fletcher is abnother player whose out of contract at Middlesbrough this summer[/caption]


Caolan Boyd-Munce (aged 21, Birmingham)

Anis Mehmeti (aged 20, Wycombe) both parties 1 year

Jamie Paterson (aged 29, Bristol City)

Emiliano Marcondes (aged 25, Brentford)

Alex Pritchard (aged 27, Huddersfield) club option 1 year

Jon Toral (aged 26, Birmingham) Option for a further year

Alen Halilovic (aged 24, Birmingham)


Marvin Johnson (aged 30, Middlesbrough)

Stewart Downing (aged 36, Blackburn)

Adam Reach (aged 28, Sheffield Wednesday)

Jordan Shipley (aged 23, Coventry)

Shane Ferguson (aged 29, Millwall)

Tommy Rowe (aged 32, Bristol City)

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (aged 28, Middlesbrough)

Junior Stanislas (aged 31, Bournemouth)

Junior Hoilett (aged 30, Cardiff)

Wayne Routledge (aged 36, Swansea)

Billy Bodin (aged 28, Preston)

Kazenga LuaLua (aged 30, Luton)

Kadeem Harris (aged 27, Sheffield Wednesday)

Elliott Bennett (aged 32, Blackburn)

Ben Hughes (aged 20, Sheffield Wednesday)

Hakeeb Adelakun (aged 24, Bristol City)

Andreas Weimann (aged 29, Bristol City)

Marley Watkins (aged 30, Bristol City)

Isaac Mbenza (aged 24, Huddersfield)

Jodi Jones (aged 23, Coventry)

Andre Ayew has bagged plenty for promotion hopefuls Swansea City this term[/caption]


Britt Assombalonga (aged 28, Middlesbrough)

Sone Aluko (aged 32, Reading)

Elias Kachunga (aged 28, Sheffield Wednesday)

Yaya Sanogo (aged 28, Huddersfield)

Adebayo Akinfenwa (aged 38, Wycombe)

Amadou Bakayoko (aged 25, Coventry)

Famara Diedhiou (aged 28, Bristol City)

Ashley Fletcher (aged 25, Middlesbrough)

Martyn Waghorn (aged 31, Derby)

Danny Hylton (aged 32, Luton)

Louis Moult (aged 28, Preston)

Ched Evans (aged 32, Preston)

Andre Ayew (aged 31, Swansea)

Troy Deeney (aged 32, Watford)

Matt Smith (aged 31, Millwall)

Fraizer Campbell (aged 33, Huddersfield) Option for a further year

Sam Baldock (aged 31, Reading)

Jordan Rhodes (aged 31, Sheffield Wednesday)

Maxime Biamou (aged 30, Coventry)

James Collins (aged 30, Luton)

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From Deeney & Wilshere to £15m Assombalonga… here’s EVERY Championship star available on a FREE transfer this summer