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EFL Transfer Round-up: Double swoops, a two-time title-winner and a Severnside swap

14 July 2017

Another week of clubs strengthening ahead of the 2017/18 has passed, and here's a look at some of the latest moves across the EFL.

Simon Grayson doubled his tally of Sunderland signings on Thursday night, adding Aiden McGeady and James Vaughan to the Black Cats' ranks.

McGeady dazzled under Grayson while on loan at Preston North End last term, and the pair are now reunited at the Stadium Of Light, while Vaughan was one of the most prolific strikers in the EFL in 2016/17, hitting 26 goals for strugglers Bury.

Another side to add two new faces on Thursday were Leeds United, who brought in Spaniard Samuel Saiz and Macedonia international Ezgjan Alioski.

Lee Tomlin was another mover in the Sky Bet Championship, crossing the Severn Bridge to leave Bristol City for Cardiff City, a switch could add extra spice to the Severnside derby this season.

In Sky Bet League One, Ethan Ebanks-Landell – who has won that title twice in four years – agreed to a season-long loan deal with Milton Keynes Dons. A winner with parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2013/14, he doubled up in the last campaign during a loan stint with Sheffield United.

Oldham Athletic didn't enjoy the success of the Blades last term, but they did boast one of the EFL's finest defences. Rob Hunt was a part of that while on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, but the Latics have now made the deal permanent ahead of the new season.

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Other notable League One signings were goalkeeper Luke McGee sealing a move to Portsmouth, while Oxford United strengthened with the additions of James Henry and Dwight Tiendalli.

In a summer of creative signing announcements, we feel the battle may well have been won. Yeovil Town had already impressed when revealing Jake Gray via the new Snapchat feature, but they went one better with the FIFA17 signing of Southampton's Olufela Olomola...

The two newly promoted sides, Forest Green Rovers and Lincoln City, added to their squad too, with the former snapping up forward Luke James. Jordan Maguire-Drew is the latest player to join the Imps, and he announced his arrival in style this week – which you can see in our pre-season round-up here.

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