Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Ecuador at Brazil
After talking up a potential West Ham exit, Enner Valencia appears to be playing himself into one.
The 26-year-old told Spanish newspaper Marca at the weekend he was keen on testing himself in La Liga, stating: "I watch a lot of the Spanish league and I think I could play there."
Now he appears to be playing himself into a potential move, through his international performances with Ecuador.
He scored one goal and two assists in their Copa America win over Haiti, to help them finish above Brazil and qualify for the knock out rounds.
.@EnnerValencia14 also had two assists as Ecuador finished ahead of Brazil in Group B to take a place in the last eight!— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) June 13, 2016
Valencia scored in the previous game against Peru, and his performances are only gong to make a potential exit more likely as he increases his profile.
West Ham signed him after the 2014 World Cup, but he has failed to produce on a regular basis, scoring only four goals in 32 league games in his debut season in the Premier League.
West Ham's Enner Valencia in action with Norwich City's Timm Klose
Last season saw Valencia struggle with injury and make just 19 league appearances, again scoring just four times.
His performances at the Copa America and his interest in playing elsewhere is ideal for the Hammers if they want to move him on this summer, and their own interest in signing strikers to improve this time suggests they would not put up much of a fight if a decent offer came in.