While Slavan Bilic seems to be enjoying himself more than any other pundit during these European Championships (watch his reaction to Dimitri Payet’s goal against Albania), he will undoubtedly also be watching the tournament closely as a means to scout the talent on show.
West Ham have a big season ahead of them. A wealth of new season ticket holders to impress, a bona fide world superstar to keep happy and European football a part of the fixture list once more means strength in numbers is greatly required.
Here are five stars to have emerged from Euro 2016 that West Ham should be chasing.
Will any of these talents send Bilic into euphoric celebrations again?
Before his spectacular showing at the European Championships, Robbie Brady was a forgotten man within the global stars of the Premier League.
However, the Ireland international is now the object of a tug of war between a number of top flight sides wanting his signature.
West Ham could do with some depth on the left side of their team, and Brady would suit Bilic’s brand of football.
At just 21, Ondrej Duda was arguably the best Slovakian player during the European Championships, alongside Marek Hamsik.
The Legia Warsaw midfielder was being closely watched by Arsenal earlier in the year and is now firmly in the European spotlight thanks to his international performances.
Ondrej Duda would be a fantastic understudy to Dimitri Payet and could learn from one of the current best players in the world in East London.
A player whose career was once heading in a very promising position, injuries and poor form halted the progress of Balasz Dzsudzak and he now finds himself playing in Turkey with Bursaspor.
However, the man that showed up at Euro 2016 demonstrated the speed, skill, quality and composure that he showed sow regularly for PSV five years ago.
An inside forward, Dzsudzak would provide astute cover on the flanks at West Ham.
One of the most surprising revelations at Euro 2016, Emmanuele Giaccherini displayed everything that Sunderland hoped they were receiving when they purchased the now 31-year-old from Juventus in 2013.
While it never quite worked for the Italian on Wearside, he has found a new lease of life and now looks ready to play at the very highest level once again.
While a move for Giaccherini would be a gamble for West Ham, Sunderland’s desire to let the player leave as soon as possible would likely mean a meagre transfer fee.
A little know player before Euro 2016, Dynamo Kiev’s Domagoj Vida was only named in Croatia’s starting line-up through injuries to more experienced players.
However, Vida truly impressed in France and his side were unlucky to be knocked out of the competition so soon.
His solid defensive talents, especially his aerial ability proved vital in his national side reaching the summit of their difficult group.