Leeds United aren’t the only club keeping the purse-strings tightly clenched this summer in the Championship. Statistics from transfermarkt.co.uk, show no fewer than half the clubs in England’s second tier have yet to spend in the transfer market.

Of those clubs that have invested in new players, only six have passed the £1,000,000 mark with Middlesbrough the ones to watch after spending more than £6,000,000 on new additions such as Kevin Thomson, Stephen McManus and Nick Bailey.

Following Middlesbrough in the highest spends league are fellow newcomers, Norwich City, who have already invested £4,000,000 on the likes of Simeone Jackson and Andrew Surman. One of last years Premier League relegation clubs, Burnley have also spent more than £4,000,000, but with a total income from transfers over £6m they’re also amongst the most profitable, behind Hull City and Scunthorpe United.

Whilst the statistics aren’t entirely accurate as they have no way of including the undisclosed fees some chairman are particularly fond of, they do give a good indication as to the cautionary path most clubs are taking in football at the minute.

Burnely’s £2m+ profit seems to be the common theme for the Championship as a whole, with the accumulative profit/loss statistics for the entire Championship standing at +£3.1m, no one is taking too many risks.