Yesterday reports in the Sun newspaper suggested Enner Valencia was open to leaving the Hammers this summer if another club came in for him. The paper reported translated quotes from a Spanish interview saying “I’ve never said I’ll stay at West Ham, if another club want me.”
However, Spanish speaking West Ham fans who have listened to the interview (below) suggest the quote has been taken completely out of context and the reporter tried to put words in his mouth. They say the reporter implied that Valencia would stay and retire at West Ham. However they do admit Valencia did mention that he has had offers and enquiries from other clubs.
Moments before the quote the player said “He loves West Ham and feels at home here”
Valencia has frequently been linked with a £21m bid from Chelsea.
The interview in Spanish can be heard