Valencia quit quote taken out of context

Britain West Ham ValenciaYesterday 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


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

8 comments on “Valencia quit quote taken out of context

  1. Ahah.. Bubs, we need your help…lol

  2. Haven’t got a story…. make one up.!!!
    You sure he wasn’t working for the magic mirror..? Mirror mirror on the wall, who spurts more bullsh#t than them all.?

  3. Most of the interview was about the Copa America,
    The interviewer twice tried to get Enner to say he would prefer to play for Chelsea,
    When asked about moving Enner laughed and made it clear he was happy at Westham.
    He also brought up the fact that Enner needed to play in European cups,
    At no time did Enner say or quote that he wanted to leave our club and made it clear he was happy at our club he did acknowledge that there had been interest from other clubs,
    It’s the press again trying to make a story

  4. Most modern day footballers will not stay loyal to any club. Valencia will leave at some point as will 95% of todays squad. Enjoy them as long as they are here.

  5. I agree Essex and never care if they do if he wants to go to Chelski and we get good money or a good player and money that’s life,
    Oscar and 10 million sounds good

  6. why do we want chelski rejects at our club? as for Valencia give him anuva season if he disappoints then sell him on

  7. Why do we want chelski’s rejects? Every player any club signs come from another club. Not every player can be a reject.. we would never sign anyone if we have that view on players.
    Is Bale a spuds reject. Ronaldo manc reject? Most of chelski’s squad are top players.

  8. I agree essex. Sorry rick, but if Oscar is a reject… Well this is the end… 😉

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