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Free agents Championship and League One clubs can sign right now

We take a look at free agents Championship and League One clubs can choose to sign right now, ahead of the upcoming 2020/21 season.

It will be summer transfer window like no other for clubs up and down the country, with many left unsure how much to spend or if they can afford to bring anyone in.

This is due to the coronavirus pandemic along with lockdown and the devastating effect that club’s have suffered to their revenue.

A number of free agents who played in the top flight remain on up for grabs, and there is certain to be of interest to a number of Championship and League One clubs.

There are a mix of experience, youngsters and ones that can make a different at the second and third tier of English football.

Aston Villa

Borja Baston (striker)


Simon Francis (right-back/centre-back)

Andrew Surman (centre midfield)

Charlie Daniels* (left-back)

Ryan Fraser (winger)

Jordon Ibe (winger)


Beram Kayal (centre midfield)

Ezequiel Schelotto (right-back)


Aaron Lennon (winger)

Adam Legzdins (goalkeeper)


Cuco Martina (right-back)

Oumar Niasse (striker)

Leicester City

Nampalys Mendy (centre midfield)


Andy Lonergan (goalkeeper)

Nathaniel Clyne (right-back)

Manchester City

Claudio Bravo (goalkeeper)

Newcastle United

Rob Elliot (goalkeeper)

Jamie Sterry (right-back)

Sheffield United

Leon Clarke (striker)

Kieron Freeman (right-back)


Michel Vorm (goalkeeper)


Heurelho Gomes (goalkeeper)

Adrian Mariappa (centre-back)

Jose Holebas (left-back)

West Ham

Pablo Zabaleta (right-back)

Carlos Sanchez (centre midfield)


Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (right-back)

Free agents from 2019/20 Championship clubs

Ali Al-Habsi (West Brom, goalkeeper)

Ikechi Anya (Derby County, left midfield)

Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough, centre-back)

Courtney Baker-Richardson (Swansea City, centre-forward)

Gareth Barry (West Brom, defensive midfield)

Mason Bennett (Derby County, second striker)

Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United, centre-back)

Jonathan Bond (West Brom, goalkeeper)

John Bostock (Nottingham Forest, central midfield)

Chris Brunt (West Brom, central midfield)

Lee Camp (Birmingham City, goalkeeper)

Joel Coleman (Huddersfield Town, goalkeeper)

Matthew Connolly (Cardiff City, centre-back)

Mame Diouf (Stoke City, centre-forward)

Stewart Downing (Blackburn Rovers, left midfield)

Nathan Dyer (Swansea City, right winger)

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday, second striker)

Virgil Gomis (Nottingham Forest, centre-forward)

Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers, centre-forward)

Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City, left-back)

Sam Hart (Blackburn Rovers, left-back)

Tomer Hemed (Charlton Athletic, centre-forward)

Markus Henriksen (Hull City, central midfield)

Bryce Hosannah (Leeds United, right-back)

Tom Huddlestone (Derby County, defensive midfield)

Will Huffer (Leeds United, goalkeeper)

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday, defensive midfield)

Harry Isted (Luton Town, goalkeeper)

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic, left winger)

Jake Jervis (Luton Town, right winger)

Paul Jones (Sheffield Wednesday, goalkeeper)

Lloyd Jones (Luton Town, centre-back)

Cheick Keita (Birmingham City, left-back)

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday, defensive midfield)

Jayson Leutwiler (Blackburn Rovers, goalkeeper)

Niki Mäenpää (Bristol City, goalkeeper)

Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City, left midfield)

Chris Martin (Derby County, centre-forward)

Adam Matthews (Charlton Athletic, right-back)

Robbie McKenzie (Hull City, centre-back)

Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford, defensive midfield)

Jefferson Montero (Swansea City, left winger)

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City, right-back)

Josh Neufville (Luton Town, centre-forward)

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday, centre-forward)

Emeka Obi (Wigan Athletic, centre-back)

Matt O’Riley (Fulham, central midfield)

Aynsley Pears (Middlesbrough, goalkeeper)

Lee Peltier (West Brom, right-back)

Anthony Pilkington (Wigan Athletic, left winger)

Dani Pinillos (Barnsley, left-back)

Marc Pugh (QPR, left winger)

Collin Quaner (Huddersfield Town, centre-forward)

Ángel Rangel (QPR, right-back)

Jazz Richards (Cardiff City, right-back)

Gary Roberts (Wigan Athletic, left winger)

Samuel Sahin-Radlinger (Barnsley, goalkeeper)

Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers, centre-forward)

Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic, centre-back)

Justin Shaibu (Brentford, centre-forward)

Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town, attacking midfield)

Ryan Shotton (Middlesbrough, centre-back)

Danny Simpson (Huddersfield Town, right-back)

Jordan Smith (Nottingham Forest, goalkeeper)

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic, right-back)

Luke Steele (Nottingham Forest, goalkeeper)

Kevin Stewart (Hull City, defensive midfield)

Jack Stobbs (Sheffield Wednesday, centre-forward)

Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley, centre-forward)

Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City, centre-back)

Murray Wallace (Millwall, centre-back)

Ben Watson (Nottingham Forest, central midfield)

Ashley Williams (Bristol City, centre-back)

Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday, centre-forward)

Duncan Watmore (Sunderland, forward)

Joel Lynch (Sunderland, defender)

Jason Shackell ( Lincoln City, defender)

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth, forward)

Will Buckley (Bolton Wanderers, forward)

Tommy Smith (Sunderland, defender)

Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers, midfielder)

Luke Garbutt (Everton, defender)

Will Keane (Ipswich Town, forward)

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United, midfielder)

Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City, midfielder)

*Correct at time of writing by BerkshireLive‘s John McDougall

Now that you have seen the free agents Championship and League One clubs can sign right now, which would you love to see at your club?

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