10 EFL Championship Players Who Could Move To The Premier League Next Summer

The summer transfer window is right around the corner, and it’s time to start the speculations. Teams are looking to improve their squad and are trying to find hidden gems. Because finding a talent not that many top clubs are after, some Premier League teams turn their heads to the direction of the EFL Championship, the second-highest English football league direction.

EFL Championship is full of talented players just waiting to get their changes at the highest stage of English football. Who are the EFL Championship players likely to move to a Premier League club during the summer transfer window? We have listed the top ten options below!

1. Amad Diallo - Sunderland

Diallo has taken the Stadium of Light by storm. The Manchester United loanee has been one of the best players in the Sunderland squad, and he is only 20. In the EFL Championship, Diallo has made 35 appearances this season. He has 15 goal contributions, where of those 12 are goals. After having a promising season at Sunderland, Diallo is likely to either get his chance in the Manchester United squad or get another season on loan with a bottom-half Premier League club.

2. Teemu Pukki - Norwich City

The 33-year-old Finnish striker will let his contract run down at the end of the season and is looking for new challenges. Pukki might already be past his prime, but he could still be a low-risk, high-reward option for a bottom-half Premier League club. He’s a proven goal-scorer who did win the Premier League’s Player of the Month award three seasons ago. When we asked about Pukki’s future, Finnish betting experts from said that in Finland, there are plenty of rumors about Pukki moving back to the Premier League.

3. Jayden Bogle - Sheffield United

Right-back is one of the positions many Premier League clubs are looking to improve next summer transfer window. Sheffield United is currently sitting in the second position of the table and is likely to get promoted. If Sheffield United doesn’t get the promotion, then Bogle likely moves to some bottom-half Premier League club. He is only 22 years old and has played in the Premier League. He is one for the future and will be a great addition to any lower-table Premier League team.

4. Alex Scott - Bristol City

The 19-year-old central midfielder won the EFL Championship Young Player of the Year award and is now on his way to moving to a bigger club. Premier League clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Wolves have been scouting Scott throughout the season, and he’s a player that everyone wants to get. Scott is one of the most followed talents in English football and likely has a bright future.

5. Taylor Harwood-Bellis - Burnley

Harwood-Bellis is one of the most promising center-backs in English football. This season, he has played for Burnley on loan from Manchester City. Despite having an impressive season with Burnley and winning the EFL Championship, he might not have a place in Manchester City’s squad next season. Either Manchester City will get rid of a couple of center-backs and keep Harwood-Bellis, or he’s in a similar situation to Amad Diallo. Then Harwood-Bellis would likely face another season on loan in a lower-table Premier League club. He might even have a chance to stay with Burnley since they have secured their promotion to Premier League for the next season.

6. Anel Ahmedhodzic - Sheffield United

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has been one of the center-backs in the EFL Championship this season. Since Sheffield United is comfortable sitting in the second position on the table, they might get promoted to the Premier League next season. Even though that would happen, Ahmedhodzic might seek greener pastures during the summer window. Many Premier League clubs look to improve their center-back section during the summer, and Ahmedhodzic is a low-risk, high-reward alternative for them. Especially Newcastle, Aston Villa, and Wolves have been following Ahmedhodzic closely.

7. Joao Pedro - Watford

Joao Pedro has been rumored to join a Premier League team for several years. The transfer hasn’t yet happened because Watford has refused to sell and asked for higher transfer fees than other clubs are willing to pay. This season, Joao Pedro has made 35 appearances on the Hornets kit. He has 15 goal contributions and has scored 11 goals himself. He is a similar type of player to Richarlison, who also started his English football career in Watford. Similar to Richarlison, Joao Pedro is rumored to be on his way to Everton.

8. Sander Berge - Sheffield United

The Norwegian central midfielder has played over 100 games for Sheffield United and is now looking for the next step in his football career. He is one of the highest-valued players in the EFL Championship and has plenty of Premier League clubs after him. Berge has been linked with clubs like Fulham, Liverpool, and Arsenal, which explains why he will likely leave Sheffield United at the end of the season.

9. Ismaïla Sarr - Watford

A couple of years ago, Ismaïla Sarr was a wonder kid linked with clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham. Now, at 25, Sarr is still playing for Watford and is still waiting for his move to a bigger club. His market value has decreased, and he isn’t as promising as he used to be. Behind all that, there is still a pacy and skillful winger who can help his team to win games. The top Premier League clubs might not be after him anymore, but there are still plenty of middle-table Premier League teams where Sarr would fit like a glove.

10. Chuba Akpom - Middlesbrough

Even though Chuba Akpom is only in the tenth position on this list, he has been one of the best players in the EFL Championship this season. With 28 goals in 36 appearances, Akpom is the top-scorer in the league. The most impressive thing about those goals is that Akpom has outscored his expected goals by a mile. He was expected to score 22.0 goals but ended up scoring 28 instead. Akpom has played four Premier League games in the past, but things didn’t go as planned. Now at 27, he is looking to get his revenge and dominate the Premier League.

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