Although the fee will remain undisclosed, ClaretandHugh understands that the final figure could rise as high as £14 million for the Ecuador international.
The club announced today that Valencia becomes the club’s fifth summer signing, subject to a successful work permit hearing – as we told readers on Monday!.
We also revealed a work permit would be required which will be sorted when Sam Allardyce returns from New Zealand to represent the cl;ub at the hearing.
A source laughed when commenting to us earlier this afternoon: “We don’t see a problem with the work permit – Enner scored more goals at the World Cup than England.”
We understand the Hammers will pay £9.5 million up front but that various add ons and extras could see the fee rise to £14m.