Monday 29 December 2014

Hammers announce Valencia deal

Published 17/07/2014 | 14:34

Enner Valencia scored all three of Ecuador's goals in the 2014 World Cup
Enner Valencia scored all three of Ecuador's goals in the 2014 World Cup

West Ham have announced the signing of Pachuca striker Enner Valencia on a five-year contract, with the Ecuador international awaiting a work permit to complete the deal.

Valencia, 25, scored all three of Ecuador's goals in the 2014 World Cup, attracting attention from throughout Europe as a result.

But it is West Ham who have won the race for his signature, with the Hammers announcing the signing on Thursday morning ahead of their pre-season tour of New Zealand.

"West Ham United are delighted to announce that exciting Ecuador international forward Enner Valencia will become the Club's fifth summer signing, subject to a successful work permit hearing," a statement on their official website read.

"Valencia, who impressed hugely in scoring three goals for his country at the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, will join West Ham on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee."

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