Five Championship players who could make Premier League moves
There is plenty of talent in the Championship and we’ve taken a look at five stars who could be of interest to a couple of Premier League clubs.
Ben Davies, Preston North End
Preston centre-half Ben Davies firmly established himself in the North End starting side in the 2017-18 season and has all the attributes needed to play in the top flight.
The 24-year-old is a solid defender and is also comfortable playing the ball out from the back, a key quality for many Premier League teams.
Davies has already been linked with a move to the top flight and Brighton keep cropping up as potential suitors. Albion are well stocked at centre-half and have Ben White thriving on loan out at Leeds so I’m not totally convinced they are in the mix but in any case there are probably a few clubs sniffing around.
It has been suggested £10million would be enough to convince Preston to sell, which sounds unlikely but would be an absolute bargain if true.
Eberechi Eze, QPR
Eberechi Eze enjoyed a solid season for QPR last term with four goals in 46 appearances in total but has really come to the fore under new boss Mark Warburton.
The 21-year-old has already matched last term’s goal tally in just 12 games and was included in the England U21 squad last month, although he failed to make an appearance.
Southampton have already been mentioned as possible suitors and QPR may well face a fight to keep hold of Eze at some point in the not too distant future.
Said Benrahma, Brentford
Algeria international Said Benrahma has experienced top flight football in France with Nice and impressed in the Championship last season with 10 goals in 38 games for Brentford.
Spurs have been mentioned as possible suitors previously and Aston Villa, managed by former Bees boss Dean Smith, were linked over the summer but a move failed to materialise.
The 24-year-old has a goal and two assists in 11 games so far and if he continues to impress may well be the subject of top flight interest in January.
Karlan Grant, Huddersfield
Karlan Grant earned a Premier League move in January as he left then League One Charlton for Huddersfield. His time in the top tier was short-lived, however, as the Terriers were relegated despite his four-goal haul in 13 games and an immediate return looks unlikely after a slow start to the season.
Grant has managed to impress despite his side’s struggles with seven goals and an assist and the 22-year-old could be a shrewd addition for any top flight side lacking a bit of creativity in the winter window.
Bradley Dack, Blackburn
Bradley Dack is the key man in the Blackburn Rovers midfield. The playmaker has spent the majority of his career in League One, with Gillingham and then Rovers, but made the step up to Championship level comfortably last term with an impressive 15 goals in 42 games from midfield.
The 25-year-old already has five goals to his name this season and if he continues his impressive form could well crop up on the radar of a few Premier League teams in January.