The Bundesliga has proved that it is a great place for young players to flourish, English youngster Jadon Sancho and Leon Bailey being great examples.
Although it is often perceived that there is not much competition in the league, with giants Bayern Munich claiming the title for the last six years and a grand 27 in total, there are still plenty of teams that play host to a selection of talent.
From tricky wingers to creative midfielders and solid defenders, there is plenty of talent that would help bolster a squad such as West Ham’s.
Since the introduction of Manuel Pellegrini, the Hammers have signed plenty of players; however, there are still some gaps that need filling in order for them to make the upwards push in the table and solidify them as European contenders.
With the East London club on the verge of European qualification, here is a list of players from the Bundesliga that would help boost their position following the next transfer window.
Nico Schulz could be a great option for West Ham, at 26 years of age. As one of the best left-sided defenders in Germany, he could even be considered as a coup for the club.
A young midfielder, however this 20-year-old American plays a much deeper role and has displayed fantastic defensive ability for Shalke and the US national team. If West Ham were to keep hold of Declan Rice, these two would make a great midfield pairing.
Although he has only made two appearances for Wolfsburg, Itter has been named as the next promising full back after a good performance on his debut against champions Bayern Munich.
The 20-year-old is versatile, able to play comfortably in most positions across the back four and would provide some promising depth towards the Hammers squad.
For his size and age, Upamecano is one of the quickest and strongest centre backs in Europe, and with 14 appearances has helped RB Leipzig to just five losses this season.
He is able to quickly chase down any attacking threats and shrug them off with ease and would quickly acclimatise to the pace of a Premier League game.
He would make a fantastic defensive pairing with Issa Diop.