Herita Ilunga admits he sees West Ham United only as a stepping stone.
"But West Ham have values and history, they have developed Joe Cole and Frank Lampard, and they are a club where people know their football.
"So once I have proved myself in a team such this, I can hope to make the step up to another club. I will either stay at West Ham or else join another English club.
"I am really keen to continue my adventure in England."