Chairman’s son Jack Sullivan has revealed that Enner Valencia has joined Everton on a season long loan with an option to buy at the end of the season. Jack received a call from David Sullivan senior while live on air on the Phoenix FM radio show to confirm the news that Valencia has departed the club.
The Everton deal is thought to include paying Valencia’s £40,000 per week wages in full plus a £1.5m loan fee with an option to buy at £14.5m at the end of the season.
The Everton deal will have to be completed without meeting Valencia as the forward is with Ecuador preparing for tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil in Quito. A medical is thought to have been completed in South America.
This news appears to have concluded our transfer dealings for this summer.
“The deal includes the option of a permanent deal. Valencia will link up next week after international duty.
West Ham followed suit on WHUFC.com at four minutes to eleven saying: “West Ham United striker Enner Valencia has joined Everton on a season-long loan with a view to buy in summer 2017. The Ecuador international will link up with the Toffees for the 2016/17 campaign on his return from international duty in South America. Valencia has appeared 67 times for West Ham since joining from Mexican club Pachuca in summer 2014, scoring ten goals.Under Premier League rules, the 26-year-old will not be able to play against the Hammers this season. West Ham United would like to wish Enner the best in his loan spell with the Toffees.”