Could any of these potential free agents move to a Championship club?
Above: Currently in the news for the wrong reasons, could Jordon Ibe find redemption in the Championship?
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With both the Premier League and the EFL Championship on course to restart by the middle of June (17th for the top flight and 20th for the second tier), one key question for all clubs will be transfers when the season finally finishes.

Many players are out of contract and will be looking for new clubs, and in the case of Lyle Taylor at Charlton Athletic for example, many may not play through fear of injury and missing out on a move to a perspective new club.

Out of the countless players due to be released come July if no extensions are offered, the following five could be key additions to any Championship club.

Karl Darlow (29, currently at Newcastle United)

Out of contract this Summer, Darlow has lots of Championship experience as Rafa Benitez's number one in the 2016/17 season when Newcastle were promoted to the Premier League at the first time of asking. Now behind Martin Dubravka in the pecking order at St. James' Park, his future is likely away from the North-East.

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Leighton Baines (35, currently at Everton)

Undoubtedly in the twilight of his career, the former England full back would bring a wealth of experience to any Championship team, should wages not prove to be a stumbling block. He would no doubt not play every game - 46 games would be an awful lot for any player to feature - but he could prove invaluable in the dressing room as a positive role model for younger and less experienced players.

John Lundstram (26, currently at Sheffield United)

The Blades have taken the Premier League by storm this year, proving most people that touted them for relegation spectacularly wrong. Lundstram has scored in all in the top four divisions of English football, and not many players can boast that.  He would be an extremely shrewd acquisition should the Blades not choose to offer him an extension, although you would expect after his performances during this campaign that they would like to keep him. 

Jordon Ibe (24, currently at AFC Bournemouth)

After allegedly breaking lockdown rules to get a haircut in recent weeks, Jordon Ibe has fallen spectacularly short of the standards expected of him when he signed for £15 million from Liverpool in 2016. Eddie Howe has said that the winger won't be offered a new deal, which could open the door for Championship clubs to take a gamble on the talented but inconsistent winger. Wages, as with many players, could be the only snag for many clubs.

Keinan Davis (22, currently at Aston Villa)

Very much an unknown player in many respects, the Villa youngster is due to be out of contract this summer. He scored against Crewe Alexandra earlier this season in the EFL Cup, and has featured in 13 games altogether this season. He could prove to be a good recruit for a Championship side this summer, with a long career ahead of him at only 22.

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