While more money is being spent in the Sky Bet Championship than ever, the free agency market is still very important.
Even though so many teams spent a lot of money last year, the man who was voted as the best player in the EFL was Teemu Pukki, a free transfer. So any team really wanting to improve their squad will need to scour all the free agents available as that’s where they could get some very important players.
So let’s give them a helping hand and see which players Huddersfield Town have released this summer which would be a good signing for a team in the EFL.
If I was to make a bet on where Durm is going to end up now that he’s been released by Huddersfield, I’d say he’d go back to Germany. But I feel like a Championship side might be able to get something out of him. If Durm wants to give England another chance, a mid-table second-tier side would like to see him on either side of their defence. He has seven German caps after all, that would be a solid coup!
Williams was one of the best midfielders in the Championship when he was at Reading, it’s why Huddersfield moved in to sign him when they were promoted. Now that he’s a free agent, there’s a potential top signing for anyone in the Championship. He is a great holding midfielder and if you need someone to lock down that position, this would be one of the best signings you can make.
Payne never quite broke through at Huddersfield like many hoped he would. However he did perform well in several loan spells away from the club and I can see a League One team snapping him up quickly. He was one of the better parts of Bradford City’s miserable season and that should get him a contract in the third tier very soon.