The five biggest transfers of the Championship this summer

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Blackburn Rovers, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Hull City were this summer's biggest spenders in the Championship.

We ran an article in late June about the Championship's biggest spenders so far. A week before the transfer window officially opened a few deals had been tied up, with the biggest fee paid the £1.2 million paid by Peterborough to sign Tyrone Barnett from Crawley on a permanent deal.

Business picked up a bit after that, and really accelerated towards the end of the transfer window with freshly relegated Wolves and Blackburn among the biggest spenders as they attempt to bounce straight back up.

In Wolves' case it should come as little surprise, after all they secured more than £20 million for the sale of two players, Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis.

Here is a look at the top five transfers of the summer...

Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield to Blackburn) £8 million

Huddersfield did their best to dig in and hold onto Jordan Rhodes, and almost accomplished it. Rhodes was sold in August's final days, but it wasn't a Premier League club who sealed his signature, but instead a fellow Championship side in Blackburn Rovers. Steve Kean is a man under a lot of pressure at Rovers, and that will only increase now they have backed him in the transfer market, but he certainly has a real asset in Rhodes if he can get him firing. The striker scored 40 goals in League One last year, and on his debut for Scotland against Australia last month and will want to start repaying the big fee.

Bakary Sako (St Etienne to Wolves) £3.4 million

Sako was the seventh signing of new Wolves boss Stale Solbakken's spending spree, and he is already showing why he could be good value for money. Sako left Ligue One to take up the challenge in the Championship, and is an attacking midfielder who can operate centrally or on either flank, but predominantly on the left. Now 24, he is a former French under-21 international who is also eligible to play for Mali. So Wolves will hope he isn't tempted away to commit to the country' African Nations Cup challenge early next yea if the country qualify. He scored a free-kick at the weekend for Wolves but it wasn't enough to stop them losing 3-1 to Cardiff.

Leon Best (Newcastle to Blackburn) £3.3 million

Sadly this is one deal which has already blown up in Blackburn's face after he suffered a cruciate knee injury at the end of July before the season began. He is expected to be out for six months and it is a cruel blow for a striker who was so desperately hoping to play regular first team football. Best made a decent fist of it at Newcastle and impressed when few game him a chance chipping in some important goals under Alan Pardew's management, but with Cisse and Ba in front of him, regular football was unlikely. Who knows, without his injury Blackburn may not have put up a bid for Jordan Rhodes, so when Best returns if he can get back to his top form, Rovers will reap the benefits.

Razak Boukari (Rennes to Wolves) £3 million

Like Sako, Boukari was plucked from Ligue One by Wolves, and is a winger who can also play as a striker. Boukari, 25, is a Togo international, and has made one appearance so far this season, in Wolves 3-1 League Cup win over Northampton in which he provided an assist. He scored six times for his club last season, and he is one who could be heading to the AFCON in South Africa in 2013 as he is a regular for Togo, who face Gabon in qualifiers this Autumn to determine their place at the tournament.

Nick Proschwitz (SC Paderborn to Hull) £2.9 million

Steve Bruce is known for picking out a good player, Hugo Rodallega and Antonio Valencia are among his signings, and Hull fans will be hoping Nick Proschwitz is another such gem. The German striker signed from a second division club in his homeland, and will want to replicate his excellent form of last year which saw him score 19 goals in 35 games. He is yet to score for Hull in his first four games, but showed he knows where the net is by scoring in their penalty shoot out League Cup win over Rotherham.

Which of these five will prove to be the best signing?

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