West Ham have a better record than most top flight sides when it comes to buying from the Football League, at least in the context of the last few years.
Indeed, Aaron Cresswell made a real difference to the Hammers’ defence and their efforts going forward after arriving from Ipswich Town in summer 2014, whilst Michail Antonio’s made himself a bit of a hero in east London following his move from Nottingham Forest – now boasting 17 goals in 53 Premier League outings for the Irons.
So with the Championship announcing the Team of the Season earlier today and the summer transfer window by no means as far away as it may seem, it’s time to consider which second-tier stars should be on Slaven Bilic’s shopping list ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
And as ever on Football FanCast, we’re keen to open up the debate to our readers. Simply let us know which Championship Team of the Year members you would and wouldn’t like Bilic to swoop for this summer by giving each a thumbs up or a thumbs down.