Despite the fact that we are just three days removed from the beginning of the Premier League season, clubs still look for ways to shake up their squads via the transfer market. They often look to the EFL Championship for useful players and this window is no exception. Players like Matthew Cash, Eberechi Eze, and Antonee Robinson, have already made the move from Championship to Premier League, but there are still a number of players in the league could be of interest to several Premier League clubs.
There is a plethora of talented players in what’s often described as one of the physically toughest soccer leagues in the world, and we have put together a list of five Championship players that are ready for a move to the Premier League.
Kristian Pedersen — Birmingham
The Danish left back was a mainstay for Birmingham this past season. Contributing both defensively and offensively, Pedersen is one best at his position, and a key figure for the club as they just about avoided relegation. Among all left backs in the league, he ranked second and third, respectively, in total tackles and interceptions, while also contributing four goals and two assists. He’s an adept crosser of the ball and exploits space well, boasts remarkable positional awareness and likes getting stuck in when needed. On his best days, Pedersen is without a doubt a Premier League quality left back, and perhaps a change of scenery would help him. “It’s no secret that we had planned on Birmingham being a stepping stone for Kristian ahead of something bigger, especially now that Birmingham haven’t lived up to the expectations,” Pedersen’s agent, Ivan Marko Benes, said over the phone.
Potential Premier League destination: Leeds, West Ham, and West Bromwich
Potential transfer fee: $8 million
Christian Nørgaard – Brentford
The defensive midfielder made his debut for Denmark in their Nations League game against England on Tuesday and showcased, why he among Brentford’s most important players. Nørgaard is deployed as the deepest of the three midfielders in Thomas Frank’s 4-3-3 system, usually alongside Josh Dasilva and Mathias Jensen. His most important role is to link the play between defense and attack, dropping deep to receive the ball before progressing forward. Nørgaard is an ingenious passer of the ball, always looking for ways to set up his teammates. Furthermore, the Dane is defensively very reliable. He reads the game superbly and having won the ball, he is adept at quickly passing forward to set up a counterattack, a prominent feature of Brentford’s offensive strategy. Among all players in the league, he ranked second and fourth respectively for total tackles and interceptions. He would be a dream purchase for a team with fast and direct attacking players.
Potential Premier League destination: Southampton, West Bromwich and Fulham
Potential transfer fee: $20 million
Saïd Benrahma — Brentford
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