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All Summer 2008 English Championship Transfers



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All English Championship transfers going through in the summer of 2008 are on this page. For our transfer rumours column, see our transfer news section.

This page is updated frequently, so if you find a transfer not listed here, put it in the comments and we’ll add it. This page lists Championship clubs only, and confirmed transfers only.

Last Updated: 2 September 2008


In: Luke Steele (free, West Brom), Iain Hume (£1.2m, Leicester), Roberto Colace (undisclosed, Newell’s Old Boys), Mounir El Haimour (undisclosed, NE Xamar), Darren Moore (free, Derby), Maceo Rigters (loan, Blackburn), Gary Teale (loan, Barnsley)

Out: Paul Reid (free, Colchester)

Birmingham City

In: Lee Carsley (free, Everton), Kevin Phillips (free, West Brom), Marcus Bent (£1m, Charlton), Kemy Agustien (loan, AZ Alkmaar), Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (loan, Spartak Moscow)

Out: Adam Lezgdins (free, Crewe), Fabrice Muamba (£5m, Bolton), Daniel de Ridder (free, Wigan), Olivier Kapo (£2.5m, Wigan), Artur Krysiak (loan, York), Krystian Pearce (loan, Scunthorpe), Sone Aluko (undisclosed, Aberdeen)


In: Matt Gilks (undisclosed, Norwich), Joe Martin (undisclosed, Tottenham), Alex Babtiste (undisclosed, Mansfield), Steve Kabba (loan, Watford), Jermaine Wright (free), Adam Hammill (free, Liverpool), Mo Camara (loan, Derby), David Vaughan (£200k, Real Sociedad), Alan Gow (loan, Rangers)

Out: Marcus Bean (free, Brentford), Keigan Parker (free, Huddersfield), Michael Jackson (free, Shrewsbury), Wes Hoolahan (undisclosed, Norwich), Kaspars Gorkss (£250k + Daniel Nardiello and Zesh Rehman, QPR)

Bristol City

In: Gavin Williams (undisclosed, Ipswich), Emad Motaeb (£1.5m, Al Ahly), Nicky Maynard (£2.25m, Crewe), Andy Webster (loan, Rangers)

Out: Alex Russell (free, Cheltenham), Nick Carle (undisclosed, Crystal Palace), Darren Byfield (free, Doncaster), James Wilson (loan, Brentford), Frankie Artus (loan, Brentford), Jennison Myrie-Williams (loan, Cheltenham), Richard Keogh (undisclosed, Carlisle)


In: Martin Paterson (£1m, Scunthorpe), Kevin McDonald (£500k, Dundee), Christian Kalvenes (free, Dundee United), Diego Penny (undisclosed, Coronel Bolognesi), Remco van der Schaaf (free, Vitesse), Chris Eagles (£1.25m, Manchester United), Steven Thompson (free, Cardiff)

Out: John Spicer (free, Doncaster), Kyle Lafferty (£3m, Rangers), James O’Connor (free, Sheffield Wednesday), Jon Harley (free, Watford), Besart Berisha (loan, Rosenborg)

Cardiff City

In: Darren Dennehy (free, Everton), Ross McCormack (free, Motherwell), Mark Kennedy (free, Crystal Palace), Jay Bothroyd (£300k, Wolves), Gabor Gyepes (undisclosed, Northampton), Eddie Johnson (loan, Fulham)

Out: Aaron Ramsey (£5m, Arsenal), David Forde (free, Millwall), Warren Feeney (loan, Dundee United), Robbie Fowler (released), Glenn Loovens (£2.5m, Celtic), Steven Thompson (free, Burnley)

Charlton Athletic

In: Stuart Fleetwood (tribunal, Forest Green), Hameur Bouazza (loan, Fulham), Nicky Bailey (undisclosed, Southend), Martin Cranie (loan, Portsmouth)

Out: Patrick McCarthy (undisclosed, Crystal Palace), Darren Randolph (loan, Hereford), Chris Iwelumo (£400k, Wolves), Marcus Bent (£1m, Birmingham), Madjid Bougherra (£2.5m, Rangers), Aswad Thomas (loan, Barnet), Jerome Thomas (loan, Portsmouth), Amdy Faye (undisclosed, Stoke), Dean Sinclair (loan, Cheltenham), Jerome Thomas (permanent deal – undisclosed, Portsmouth)

Coventry City

In: Guillaume Beuzelin (free, Hibernian), Aron Gunnarsson (undisclosed, AZ Alkmaar), Keiren Westwood (£750k, Carlisle), Freddy Eastwood (£1.2m, Wolves), Stephen Wright (free), Clinton Morrison (free)

Out: Liam Davis (free, Northampton), Donovan Simmonds (loan, Kilmarnock), Julian Gray (loan, Fulham)

Crystal Palace

In: Patrick McCarthy (undisclosed, Charlton), Johannes Ertl (undisclosed, Austria Vienna), Darryl Flahavan (free, Southend), Jos Van Nieuwstadt (free), Jose Fonte (undisclosed, Benfica), Simon Thomas (undisclosed, Boreham Wood), John Oster (free), Leandre Griffit (free, IF Elfsborg)

Out: Jeff Hughes (undisclosed, Bristol Rovers), Lewwis Spencer (free, Wycombe), Mark Kennedy (free, Cardiff), John Bostock (initial £700k, rising to £1.25m, Tottenham), Tony Craig (undisclosed, Millwall), Tom Soares (undisclosed, Stoke), Dougie Freedman (free, Southend)

Derby County

In: Kris Commons (free, Nottingham Forest), Steve Davies (tribunal, Tranmere), Nathan Ellington (loan, Watford), Paul Connolly (free, Plymouth), Ruben Zadkovich (free, unattached), Paul Green (free, Doncaster), Jordan Stewart (free, Watford), Martin Albrechtsen (free, West Brom), Liam Dickinson (£750k, Stockport), Przemyslaw Kazmierczak (loan, FC Porto), Nacer Barazite (loan, Arsenal)

Out: Robert Earnshaw (£2.65m, Nottingham Forest) Kenny Miller (£2m, Rangers), Michael Johnson (free, Notts County), Lee Holmes (free, Southampton), David Jones (£1m, Wolves), Darren Moore (free, Barnsley), Jason Beardsley (loan, Notts County), Mo Camara (loan, Blackpool), Gary Teale (loan, Barnsley), Liam Dickinson (loan, Huddersfield), Tyrone Mears (loan, Marseille)

Doncaster Rovers

In: John Spicer (free, Burnley), Darren Byfield (free, Bristol City), Tomi Ameobi (undisclosed, Leeds), Matthew Mills (£300k, Manchester City), James Chambers (free, Leicester)

Out: Paul Green (free, Derby), Stephen Roberts (free, Walsall), Mark McCammon (free, Gillingham)


In: Pim Balkestein (undisclosed, Heerenveen), Gareth McAuley (undisclosed, Leicester), Kevin Lisbie (undisclosed, Colchester), Richard Wright (undisclosed, West Ham), Ivan Campo (free), Ben Thatcher (free), Moritz Volz (loan, Fulham), Jon Stead (loan, Sheffield United)

Out: Gavin Williams (undisclosed, Bristol City), Gary Roberts (undisclosed, Huddersfield), Dan Harding (loan, Southend), Billy Clarke (loan, Darlington)

Norwich City

In: Sammy Clingan (free, Nottingham Forest), Wes Hoolahan (undisclosed, Blackpool), Ryan Bertrand (loan, Chelsea), Dejan Stefanovic (undisclosed, Fulham), Elliot Omozusi (loan, Fulham), Arturo Lupoli (loan, Fiorentina), David Bell (undisclosed, Luton), Omar Koroma (loan, Portsmouth), Stuart Nelson (free, Leyton Orient), Antoine Sibierski (loan, Wigan)

Out: Matt Gilks (undisclosed, Blackpool), Andrew Cave-Brown (free, Leyton Orient), Jason Shackell (undisclosed, Wolves), Jonathan Grounds (loan, Middlesbrough)

Nottingham Forest

In: Robert Earnshaw (£2.65m, Derby), Guy Moussi (undisclosed, Angers), Andy Cole (free, Sunderland), Joe Garner (£1.14m, Carlisle)

Out: Kris Commons (free, Derby), Matt Lockwood (£100k, Colchester), Alan Power (free, Hartlepool), Sammy Clingan (free, Norwich), Grant Holt (£170k, Shrewsbury), Junior Agogo (free, Zamalek), Paddy Gamble (loan, Mansfield)

Plymouth Argyle

In: Jason Puncheon (£250k, Barnet), Karl Duguid (undisclosed, Colchester), Simon Walton (undisclosed, QPR), Chris Barker (undisclosed, QPR), Craig Noone (undisclosed, Southport), Nicolas Marin (loan, Lorient)

Out: Paul Connolly (free, Derby), Paul Wotton (free, Southampton), Najim Abdou (free, Millwall), Peter Halmosi (£2m, Hull), Graham Stack (free, Reading), Yala Bolasie (undisclosed, Floriana)

Preston North End

In: Barry Nicholson (free, Aberdeen), Ross Wallace (loan, Sunderland), Stephen Elliott (undisclosed, Wolves), Jon Parkin (permanent deal, Stoke)

Out: Matt HIll (undisclosed, Preston)

Queens Park Rangers

In: Radek Cerny (free, Tottenham), Peter Ramage (free, Newcastle), Emmanuel Ledesma (loan, Genoa), Kaspars Gorkss (£250k + Daniel Nardiello & Zesh Rehman on loan, Blackpool), Daniel Parejo (loan, Real Madrid)

Out: Stefan Bailey (free, Grays), Jake Cole (loan, Oxford), Daniel Nardiello (part of Gorkss deal, Blackpool), Zesh Rehman (loan as part of Gorkss deal, Blackpool), Simon Walton (undisclosed, Plymouth), Chris Barker (undisclosed, Plymouth)


In: Noel Hunt (undisclosed, Dundee United)

Out: Adam Bygrave (free, Weymouth), Ben Hamer (loan, Brentford), Glenn Little (free, Portsmouth), Dave Kitson (£5.5m, Stoke), Scott Davies (loan, Aldershot), Nicky Shorey (£3m, Aston Villa), Alan Bennett (loan, Brentford), Hal Robson-Kanu (loan, Southend), Ibrahim Sonko (£2m initially, Stoke)

Sheffield United

In: Greg Halford (loan, Sunderland), Sun Jihai (free, Manchester City), Darius Henderson (£2m, Watford), Justin Haber (free, Haidari), David Cotterill (undisclosed, Wigan)

Out: Chris Lucketti (free, Huddersfield), Rob Hulse (£1.75m, Derby), Ben Starosta (loan, Aldershot), Luton Shelton (£1m, Valerenga), Michael Tonge (undisclosed, Stoke), Jon Stead (loan, Ipswich)

Sheffield Wednesday

In: James O’Connor (free, Burnley), Tony McMahon (loan, Middlesbrough)

Out: Burton O’Brien (free, Falkirk0


In: Chris Perry (free, Luton), Lee Holmes (free, Derby), Paul Wotton (free, Plymouth), Tommy Forecast (undisclosed, Tottenham), Anthony Pulis (free, Stoke), Romain Gasmi (loan, Strasbourg)

Out: Cedric Baseya (free, Lille), Grzegorz Rasiak (loan, Watford), Andrew Davies (£1.2m, Stoke City)

Swansea City

In: Ashley Williams (£400k, Stockport), Mark Gower (free, Southend), Federico Bessone (free, Espanyol), Albert Serran (£80k, Espanyol), Fabien Brandy (loan, Manchester United)

Out: Kevin Austin (free, Chesterfield), Kevin Amankwaah (free, Swindon), Darryl Duffy (free, Bristol Rovers), Darren Way (undisclosed, Yeovil)


In: Jon Harley (free, Burnley), Grzegorz Rasiak (loan, Southampton)

Out: Nathan Ellington (loan, Derby), Jordan Stewart (free, Derby), Toumani Diagoura (free, Hereford), Steve Kabba (loan, Blackpool), Darius Henderson (£2m, Sheffield United), Danny Shittu (undisclosed, Bolton), Moses Ashikodi (loan, Hereford)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

In: Sam Vokes (undisclosed, Bournemouth), Richard Stearman (undisclosed, Leicester), David Jones (£1m, Derby), Chris Iwelumo (£400k, Charlton), Mark Little (loan, Northampton), Matt Hill (undisclosed, Preston), Jason Shackell (undisclosed, Nowich), George Friend (undisclosed, Exeter City)

Out: Freddy Eastwood (£1.2m, Coventry), Matt Bailey (loan, Burton), Seyi Olofinjana (£3m, Stoke City), Elliott Bennett (loan, Bury), Lee Collins (loan, Port Vale), Jay Bothroyd (£300k, Cardiff), Stephen Gleeson (loan, Stockport), Stephen Elliott (undisclosed, Preston)