Clinical Ecuador striker Enner Valencia is a wanted man, according to the People, who write that the 25-year-old is on the shortlist of targets identified by the upper brass at West Ham United.
The Hammers board want Sam Allardyce to adhere to a more positive brand of football next season, after attracting a fan backlash - as well as criticism from industry professionals like Jose Mourinho - over the seemingly negative tactics used in certain matches.
A move for Valencia, valued at a mere £1.5 million by transfermarkt.co.uk, could remedy that.
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While Valencia received only 35 approximate touches on the football on a per game average, with just 75% of his passes reaching their intended target, the striker was responsible for feeding the ball into the final third ten times every match.
He also demonstrated a proven knack for hitting the target, with 62.5% of his shots testing the goalkeeper.
Ecuador may have failed to progress past the group-stage, but without Valencia they would arguably have failed to even get a goal as he scored all of Ecuador's three strikes (one against Switzerland and two over Honduras).
Valencia scored 18 goals for Pachuca last season.