£5million a bargain

With prices sky-rocketing these days, signing two of the division’s highest-rated defenders for a combined £5million figure is a stroke of genius.

Owner Tony Xia spent a mammoth load on the likes of Hogan, Ross McCormack and Jonathan Kodjia last season, but that spending power is yet to be seen this season.

That could be because he is less willing to splash the cash and would rather look for a deal on the cheap. Signing Flint and Bryan for £5million certainly comes under the category, cheap.