West Ham United have agreed a reported £12million move for Enner Valencia, with the Ecuador striker just awaiting a work permit before the deal is finalised.
The 24-year-old shone for his country at this summer’s World Cup, netting three goals and looking every inch the attacking threat the Hammers are crying out for.
In the latest in our series looking at the numbers behind a player’s career to date, we take a closer look at the man West Ham fans will hope fires them up the table next season.
140 – The number of club appearances Valencia has made in his career to date. The front-man played 117 times for CS Emelec and 23 times for his most recent club CF Pachuca.
64 – The number of club goals Valencia has been directly involved in. He has netted 41 times and set up an additional 23 for teammates. His form took a huge upturn during his time at Pachuca, when he scored 18 goals in just 23 games.
7 – The number of goals the striker has scored on the international stage. Along with his three goals in Brazil, Valencia has netted an additional four in 13 appearances in total. That sees him average over a goal a game for his country.
0 – The number of times Valencia has been sent off in his club career. His record of 28 bookings in 140 appearances hints at a player who is not afraid to put his foot in but knows when to toe the line.
1 – The number of major honours Valencia has won in his career to date. The player was part of the CS Emelec side that won the Ecuadorian title in 2013.