McCormack tops 2016 / 2017 Championship transfer list

With less than four weeks remaining until the end of the Sky Bet Championship transfer window, Aston Villa Football Club have recorded the top summer signing through the purchase of Ross McCormack.

On Wednesday, Fulham Football Club officially accepted a £12 million offer for last season’s second highest goal-scorer in the league, bringing to a close the Scotsman’s two-year stint at Craven Cottage.

Check out the 2016 / 2017 Fulham FC, QPR and Ipswich Town programmes available to purchase online.

The four-year deal equals the second highest transfer in the club’s history, sitting behind the £24 million deal for Darren Bent in 2011.

While Villa now hold the highest Championship transfer fee this summer, Newcastle United have registered six of the top ten deals in the current window.

Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle were both acquired for £10.2 million from Bournemouth and Crystal Palace respectively, with the Magpies also acquiring the likes of Grant Hanley (£5.61m), Matz Sels (£5.10m) and Ciaran Clark (£5.10m).

Sheffield Wednesday were also able to break the £3m transfer mark through the purchase of attacking midfielder, Almen Abdi from Watford, while Leeds United secured Oxford United’s League 2 player of the season, Kemar Roofe for just under £3m.

The top 20 transfer fees paid by Championship clubs (as of 4th August)

From To Transfer fee (million)
1. Ross McCormack Fulham FC Aston Villa FC £12.16
2. Matt Ritchie Bournemouth Newcastle Utd £10.20
3. Dwight Gayle Crystal Palace Newcastle Utd £10.20
4. Grant Hanley Blackburn Rov. Newcastle Utd £5.61
5. Matz Sels KAA Gent Newcastle Utd £5.10
6. Ciaran Clark Aston Villa FC Newcastle Utd £5.10
7. Aaron Tshibola Reading FC Aston Villa FC £5.02
8. Mohamed Diame Hull City Newcastle Utd £4.59
9. Pierluigi Gollini Hellas Verona Aston Villa FC £4.25
10. Tommy Elphick Bournemouth Aston Villa FC £3.32
11. Almen Abdi Watford Sheffield Wed. £3.06
12. Lee Tomlin Bournemouth Bristol City £2.98
13. Kemar Roofe Oxford Utd Leeds United £2.98
14. Jon Dadi Bodvarsson FC Kaiserslautern Wolves £2.72
15. Sergi Canos Norwich City Norwich City £2.55
16. Isaac Hayden Arsenal FC Newcastle Utd £2.47
17. Hordur Magnusson Juventus Bristol City £2.13
18. Marcus Antonsson Kalmar FF Leeds United £2.04
19. David Button Brentford FC Fulham FC £1.96
20. Christopher Schindler 1860 Munich Huddersfield £1.87