5 Football League stars who might soon offer some Premier League value

Of the 43 incoming summer transfers completed by Premier League clubs up to this point, only eight have been players purchased from Football League clubs. At first, that doesn’t sound like too small a portion but take a moment to read through the list of names and you soon realise most are Championship players on a technicality – that technicality being relegation.

Nathan Redmond and Andros Townsend dropped out of the top flight last May, Matt Phillips and Leroy Fer the May before, with Fer already stationed at Swansea following a loan move last January, much like Maarten Stekelenburg who impressed as a stop-gap on loan at Southampton to earn himself a permanent move from parent club Fulham to Everton.

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