Hammers await a Valencia windfall

valenciaWest Ham are set to pick up an £11 million fee if Everton take up the first option they hold on Enner Valencia.

The striker – who was shipped out to Goodison on loan after a miserable time at the Irons – has been in fine form and receiving rave reports over the last few games having scored three times in  his last six outings.

And it now looks likely that Ronald Koeman is likely to exercise his first option rights over the Ecuador international after agreeing the £11 million option.

The Hammers paid £12 million for the player but his game and form slipped considerably after a bright start to life at the club.

A source close to the player told us this evening: “Until Everton make a decision his future is in the balance but there will be other interested clubs.

However, there will be no return to West Ham as the people who matter at the club  club have made up their minds he can leave whilst Enner wants to move on anyway.”


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7 comments on “Hammers await a Valencia windfall

  1. Please go 🙏

  2. Do we realistically expect EFC to stump up the dosh for him.I dont know i would be surprised if they do.But god knows i hope so.

  3. They will, at 11m he is far better value than the 20m we paid for Ayew.

  4. The man is sh£t, only an absolute dogs d1ck would think he was any good.

  5. Oh no please that’s so funny. No more please. When does the transfer window shut? I mean open. I mean shut and open.

  6. So Deulofeu is worth £15.5m and Everton have a £11m option to buy Enner from us?

    I’ll take Deulofeu for £4.5m, cheers.

  7. It’s a funny thing, I know Ronald Koeman is a bit touchy and that, but he’s most probably the Premiership Manager I have most respect for. He was a great player who has become a really good manager, his methods are sometimes a bit odd but they seem to work. He was quite brutal with Ross Barkley but seems to have straightened him out.

    If he can get anything out of Valencia then Koeman’s stock goes even higher in my book, I thought Valencia was hopeless – he had his boots on the wrong feet – he couldn’t do anything right. We signed him on a good World Cup performance but it never really worked for him, whether it was the language barrier or just the old West Ham hoodoo or what who knows?

    I be surprised if Everton played £11 million for him – they’re far too sensible for that – but getting him off our wage bill will be a result.

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