Having already signed David Martin, West Ham should keep the Championship signings coming.

Martin isn’t exactly the most exciting name to have been recruited, but there is plenty of talent in England’s second tier, which is a market the Hammers have exploited well in the past.

Last campaign, Ryan Fredericks was brought in for free from Fulham, who were just coming out of the division and Lukasz Fabianski was bought from Swansea City, who were going into it.

Among the current squad, Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio were also taken from the Championship before becoming integral members of the first team.

With the club aiming to move forward it is only natural that attitudes towards who we sign begins to veer towards the bigger clubs, where a higher calibre of player can be found, but the Championship should certainly not be dismissed.

There are talents such as Jarrod Bowen, who has gone slightly under the radar at Hull City, and would arguably be just as capable of making an impact in the Premier League as many players from abroad who are within the club’s budget this summer.

It is obvious that the club won’t be looking to the Championship for all of their signings and rightly so, but players from within that league should certainly be considered.