This is how Sunderland's squad value compares to the rest of the Championship (Picture by FRANK REID)

The stunning £975m market values of Championship squads this season and where Sunderland rank alongside Sheffield United, Middlesbrough and co

How does Alex Neil’s squad shape-up compared to their Championship rivals?

After a summer of transfer speculation and anticipation, Sunderland’s return to the Championship is finally up and running.

The Black Cats have added four new faces to squad that won promotion from League One last campaign with Daniel Ballard, Aji Alese, Alex Bass and Ellis Simms all joining Alex Neil’s squad.

The Black Cats have also added Leon Dajaku and Jack Clarke to their ranks on a permanent basis – whilst being able to retain the services of star players like Alex Pritchard and Ross Stewart.

Here, courtesy of data provided by Transfermarkt, we take a look at the squad values of each Championship side to see where Alex Neil’s side rank compared to their new league rivals.

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