In recent years, the game of football has seen a tremendous influx of money; none so than the Premier League.
With the new television deal money kicking in this season, the clubs will break the bank to secure the most coveted players on the planet but only a few of those ever hit the heights.
With the rise of players like Dele Alli and Jamie Vardy this season, clubs should be aware of the potential talent worth scouting in the lower leagues.
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Here we take a look at three players from the Championship who could very well produce the goods at the top level:
Ross McCormack (Fulham):
Goalscorers are the most sought after players on the transfer market, and therefore often demand the biggest fees. In Ross McCormack, clubs would be getting a consistent scorer at a fraction of the cost.
The Fulham striker has bagged an impressive tally of 21 goals in 45 starts. To add to that, he also has nine assists to his name which highlight his effective influence in the final third.
McCormack has been a shining light in an otherwise dull campaign for Fulham and could well be tempted by an offer from the Premier League.
Matt Phillips (Queens Park Rangers):
Matt Phillips is a man who has experienced the tenacity of the Premier League first-hand with Queens Park Rangers.
The Englishman more than held his own among the big boys. His pace coupled with great crossing ability make him a treat for the strikers.
Phillips has enjoyed another promising campaign in the Championship, directly being involved in 13 of his team's goals this season.
He could prove to be a great asset for some of the teams in the English top flight.
Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City):
The Gabonese centre back has been a rock at the heart of Cardiff City's defence this term.
The towering defender stands over six foot tall and is more than capable of dealing with the physical demands of the Premier League.
Clubs like West Ham United and Swansea are rumoured to be keeping tabs on Manga highlighting his growing reputation.
At 27 years of age, Manga is at the peak of his powers and would prove to be a great piece of business for various Premier League clubs.