One accurate way to judge the quality of any league is the calibre of player that it attracts.
Which bodes well for the Championship, since ex AC Milan, Roma, and Ajax winger Urby Emanuelson has just signed for no other than Sheffield Wednesday.
With over 50 Continental appearances, the Dutch international has a wealth of experience to bring to the Owls and at just 30 years old the player still has a lot to give. Being experienced at Full back, Winger and Central Midfield the agile all rounder has a real chance of becoming a fan favourite at Hillsborough, after asserting that he has not come to sit on the bench.
Having played all over Europe, Emanuelson has won the Scudetto & Super Cup, and will be hoping to help Sheffield in their quest for the playoffs this year.
Concerns have been voiced over his seeming decline over recent years, but in terms of an experienced player to bring in, surely this is as good as it gets for a team trying to get into the Premier League.