Spurs and Everton target's value 'increases every day'

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The Vice-President of Mexican club Pachuca has confirmed that bids have been received for Everton and Tottenham target Enner Valencia.

Ecuadorian international striker Enner Valencia has been a hit at this summer’s World Cup, catching the eyes of Premier League duo Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.

The 25-year-old entered the tournament in fine form, notching 18 goals in 23 games for Mexican side Pachuca, as he helped the club to the national league final.

Proving that this was no fluke, he scored against Switzerland during Ecuador’s opening World Cup match, and followed that up with another two goals during the South American’s 2-1 victory over Honduras.

As top European clubs such as Everton and Spurs mull their options, Pachuca Vice-president Andres Vassi has told reporters that the player's future in Mexico is unclear, after hinting that the club has received offers deemed too good to turn down.

Vassi is quoted by Mexican ESPN saying: 'Enner Valencia's value increases every day. We don't know if he will stay, (but) it will be hard given the offers we have received. The options that a great player at this level gets are to be taken into account. But for now he has to keep doing things right. No doubt it would hurt us to let Enner Valencia go, but we are realistic about his quality'.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has a strong track record attracting stars from South America, and Valencia represents a good option for the Toffees as the Everton boss moves to replace loan striker Romelu Lukaku.

Tottenham, on the other hand, are also keen to bolster their striking options, as last season’s big summer signing Roberto Soldado struggled in his debut season.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has funds to strengthen his squad, and the Argentine will know better than most what it takes for South Americans to become a success in England.

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