Premier League Strikers Championship Clubs Should Target On Loan

Goalscorers are hard to come by in the second tier unless you have a lot of money to spend
14:00, 28 Jul 2023

Goalscorers are worth their weight in gold in football and usually they are the difference between success and failure for clubs’ seasons. Everyone wants a striker who can come in and score between 15 and 20 goals but unless you’ve got millions of pounds to bring in a player who delivers that, you have to be smart.

Most Championship clubs are in this position every year. Unless they can pick up an uncut gem from abroad for a small fee they will most likely go knocking on the doors of Premier League clubs asking to take one of their up-and-coming academy stars on loan for a year.

We’ve seen one already go through this summer with Manchester City’s Liam Delap returning to the second tier with Hull City, hoping for a more fruitful spell than the two he had at Stoke City  and Preston North End in 2022-23.


Here are some other Premier League forwards who might follow suit later in the transfer window.

Tom Cannon - Everton (20)

After an interesting second half of the season with Preston North End last term, Tom Cannon built up a solid reputation for himself with eight goals in 20 Championship appearances. He is still a raw talent who needs more exposure to senior football before Sean Dyche feels he’s ready to play a part at Goodison Park. It appears as though there is a scramble for his signature, with several Championship clubs interested. Whoever can get the deal over the dotted line will have a bright prospect on their hands.

Andi Zeqiri - Brighton & Hove Albion (24)

Switzerland international Andi Zeqiri has been with Brighton since 2020 but he hasn’t quite done enough to force himself into the side. He has had loan spells away with Augsburg and more recently with Basel in his homeland last season. Zeqiri scored 11 goals in the Swiss Super League during that stint and he could easily do a job for someone in the Championship in 2023-24.

Divin Mubama - West Ham United (18)

West Ham United have a promising talent on their hands in Divin Mubama. The striker scored 13 goals in the Premier League 2 in 2022-23 and his form earned him a couple of appearances for the senior team in the Premier League and FA Cup. The club rate him highly but there is no guarantee of regular game time in the senior side just yet. A loan to the Championship could be a great character builder for Mubama and there should be many clubs lining up to sign him.

Cameron Archer - Aston Villa (21)

After two stellar stints in the Championship with Preston North End and Middlesbrough, Cameron Archer is a forward who will be high up many clubs’ lists of striker targets should Villa not integrate him into the first team this term. His stock has only risen as part of the England under-21s team which won the European Championship earlier this month, but 18 goals in 40 Championship appearances speaks for itself.

Rodrigo Muniz - Fulham (22)

Rodrigo Muniz spent last season on loan in the Championship with Middlesbrough. The Brazilian didn’t have the most fruitful spell in terms of goals, with just two league strikes to his name in 16 appearances. But with the form that top goalscorer Chuba Akpom was in, then the quality added by Archer’s addition in January, it became difficult for Muniz to build any momentum. He had scored five in Fulham’s promotion season in 2021-22 and in a side where he is trusted to be the main man, he could thrive.

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