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Agent breaks silence on Valencia situation

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valenciaEnner Valencia is attracted by an offer from Lazio, according to his agent, who confirms the forward would like to leave West Ham this summer.

His agent Gonzalo Vargas told Italia site Lalaziosiamonoi.it

“We’re going to England in the next few days with Enner to talk to West Ham, he wants to leave, although he is not making an obsession out of it because, unlike some reports, he does have a good relationship both with the coach and with his teammates.”

“He wants to play at the top — in Italy, Spain or England — and the decision over his future will be determined 100 percent by sporting elements and not economic ones.”

“Lazio have shown a real interest and that’s an option that Enner is particularly keen on. Roma also like him, but only Lazio have made a move through their management. West Ham want to recoup the outlay on him, but Enner is not interested in that.”

Valencia joined the Hammers from Pachuca in 2014 for £12 million.

His contract with West Ham runs until 2019 and his agent says he does not necessarily have to leave this summer. ¬†“It’s not true that West Ham are desperate to sell him,” Vargas added. “In fact, the coach has told him that he wants to keep him.”

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  • EastStandJack says:

    Oh Enner isn’t worried about how much is paid for him might as well let him go for nothing then! The only funny thing about the Lazio rumour is that their manager (Biesla) has left after 2 days!

    • oldiron says:

      enner doesn’t care what is paid for him, like any other player who is transferred, the money his club receives is neither here nor there to them , they just want to play most weeks.
      We will let him go when we sign a replacement, that has always been the remit.

      • EastStandJack says:

        I’d slightly disagree with that, a few of my friends are professional footballers and when they have been sold they receive some of the transfer fee so the more you go for the more money you get.

  • bubs says:

    Hope wherever he goes he puts more effort into his game,
    If he did that for us he would be a star player and rewarded with a better contract,
    He wants top dollar for little effort,
    We need hungry players that want to put our shirt on not prima donnas who only want as money as they can steal from hard working fans

  • essexclarets says:

    So Enner & Sakho both want to leave this summer, to me that shows that both realise that they are not good enough to continue with us as 1st choice strikers. Any player that comes into the club should be an improvement on what we already got.
    I keep reading that we dont need a high scoring front man as goals come from all over the team & we scored 65 last season, i agree that this was great but how good would it have been if we did have a better front man? A midfielder shouldn’t be top scorer in my book.

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