Sunderland signed Jay Matete from Fleetwood in January.

Sunderland's estimated three-year transfer spend compared to Middlesbrough, West Brom, Sheffield United, Norwich and Championship rivals

There are several areas where Sunderland will need to strengthen in this summer’s transfer market – yet many of their Championship rivals will have bigger budgets to work with.

Tuesday, 28th June 2022, 2:48 pm

The Black Cats’ Sporting Director Kristjaan Speakman has said the club will have money to spend, yet, after four years in League One, they will have to make some shrewd signings.

Sunderland had to reduce their wage budget significantly after dropping to the third tier, while their transfer expenditure has also decreased.

We’ve taken a closer look at each Championship club’s estimated spend over the last three years, according to data from

It’s also important to remember that some clubs had the advantage of Premier League parachute payments and recieved big fees for some of the players they sold.

Most transfers are also listed as ‘undisclosed’, meaning the figures are only estimates.

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