Spanish press: Toni Martinez waiting for call from agent to finalise West Ham transfer

Mestalla Valencia

Valencia teenager Toni Martinez is reportedly ready to join West Ham.

According to Valencia-based newspaper Super Deporte, Valencia forward Toni Martinez has told them that he is waiting for a call from his agent ahead of finalising a move to West Ham.

The Hammers are challenging for the Champions League, and whilst fans have enjoyed the signings of big-name players like Angelo Ogbonna and Dimitri Payet, there has also been a focus on youth since Slaven Bilic's arrival as manager last summer.

The likes of Martin Samuelsen, Luka Belic and Sam Ford have all arrived inside the last 12 months, and it seems that West Ham are keen to keep building for the future by adding more young talent.

Reports from the Daily Mail earlier today suggested that Valencia's Toni Martinez was on the verge of completing a £2.4m move to Upton Park in something of a coup for the Hammers.

The 18-year-old forward has already been capped by Spain's Under-19 side, and looks to have a big future ahead of him - hence Valencia wanting a buy-back clause in his deal.

Now, Valencia-based newspaper Super Deporte claim that Martinez's agents have been in constant contact with West Ham throughout the day in a bid to get the deal over the line, but the forward trained with Valencia's Juvenil A team today.

After training, Super Deporte claim that they spoke to Martinez as he was leaving, and he revealed that he is just waiting for a call from his agent to get the deal done, as he feels under-appreciated by Valencia and wants to prove his worth elsewhere - which now looks likely to be West Ham.

Are you excited about the possible arrival of Toni Martinez?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch