160 Championship Players Who Could Become Free Agents This Summer

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As the 2020/21 season comes to an end, many Championship players will be wondering whether their contracts will be extended or whether they will become free agents.

160 Championship Players Who May Be Released This Summer

Players Need to Make Strong Claim for New Contract

More than 100 players are to become Championship free agents following the conclusion of the season. With the usual contract expiration date being late June, this summer could see a huge number of individuals become available within the Championship.

Promoted sides Norwich City and Watford could lose Alexander Tettey and Troy Deeney respectively. Sheffield Wednesday, who were denied survival on the final day by Derby County, could lose up to 18 players this summer – including Adam Reach and Jordan Rhodes.

Whilst some of the older players may already be exploring opportunities in coaching or punditry, such as Michael Dawson and Adebayo Akinfenwa, others may be looking for a new club for the next chapter in their career.

This is a full list of the 160 Championship players who could become free agents this summer, according to Transfermarkt.

Championship Free Agents as of This Summer

AFC Bournemouth

Steve Cook

Adam Smith

Jack Wilshere

Junior Stanislas

Asmir Begovic


Alex Mowatt

Victor Adeboyejo

Birmingham City

Alen Halilovic

Jon Toral*

Josh Dacres-Cogley

Caolan Boyd-Munce

Steve Seddon

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Blackburn Rovers

Ryan Nyambe*

Joe Rothwell

Joe Rankin-Costello

Amari’i Bell

Lewis Holtby

Bradley Johnson

Stewart Downing

Corry Evans

Elliott Bennett


Emiliano Marcondes

Henrik Dalsgaard

Luke Daniels*

Bristol City

Adrian Mariappa

Rene Gilmartin

Tommy Rowe

Marley Watkins

Hakeeb Adelakun

Danny Simpson

Liam Walsh

Cardiff City

Joe Bennett

Junior Hoilett

Sol Bamba

Coventry City

Dominic Hyam*

Maxime Biamou

Kyle McFadzean

Liam Kelly

Jordan Shipley

Amadou Bakayoko

Jodi Jones

Jordon Thompson

Josh Eccles

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Derby County

Martyn Waghorn

Andre Wisdom

Emmanuel Idem

Curtis Davies

Huddersfield Town

Jayson Leutwiler

Isaac Mbenza

Juninho Bacuna

Alex Pritchard*

Christopher Schindler*

Oumar Niasse

Yaya Sanogo

Fraizer Campbell*

Jaden Brown*

Richard Stearman

Richard Keogh

Romoney Crichlow

Tommy Elphick

Demeaco Duhaney

Alex Vallejo

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Luton Town

Sonny Bradley

Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu*

Matty Pearson

James Collins

Luke Berry*

Dan Potts

Ryan Tunnicliffe

George Moncur

Kazenga LuaLua

Danny Hylton


Britt Assombalonga

Ashley Fletcher

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

Marvin Johnson

Jordan Archer


Ben Thompson

Murray Wallace

Matt Smith

Shane Ferguson

Shaun Williams

Frank Fielding

Billy Mitchell

Norwich City

Orjan Nyland

Mario Vranic

Alexander Tettey

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Nottingham Forest

Sammy Ameobi

Yuri Ribeiro

Samba Sow

Glenn Murray

Michael Hefele

Abdoulaye Diallo

Michael Dawson

Preston North End

Greg Cunningham

Billy Bodin

Paul Gallagher

Louis Moult


Tom Carroll*

Joe Lumley

Geoff Cameron

Lee Wallace

Charlie Owens


Omar Richards

Sam Baldock

Tom McIntyre

Michael Morrison

Sone Aluko

Dejan Tetek

Luke Southwood


Matthew Olosunde

Billy Jones

Clark Robertson

Shaun MacDonald

Richard Wood

Jake Hull

Josh Vickers

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Sheffield Wednesday

Adam Reach

Tom Lees

Barry Bannan

Izzy Brown*1

Kadeem Harris

Joost van Aken

Elias Kachunga

Jordan Rhodes

Moses Odubajo

Joey Pelupessy

Matt Penney

Osaze Urhoghide

Alex Hunt

Keiren Westwood

Ciaran Brennan

Liam Waldock

Ben Hughes

Joshua Render

Stoke City

Nick Powell

James Chester

John Mikel Obi

Jordan Cousins

Blondy Nna Noukeu

Swansea City

Andre Ayew

Kieron Freeman

Wayne Routledge

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Christian Kabasele

Kiko Femenia

Troy Deeney

Carlos Sanchez

Achraf Lazaar

Rob Elliot

Kane Crichlow

Wycombe Wanderers

Curtis Thompson

Alex Pattison

Darius Charles

Adebayo Akinfenwa

James Clark

Curtis Anderson

Cameron Yates

* – Club has option to extend player’s contract by a year

*1 – Club has option to buy player permanently

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