Report: West Brom send scouts to Copa America to watch West Ham striker Enner Valencia

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The Baggies are weighing up whether to make a move for the forward who currently plays for their Premier League rivals.

West Ham's Enner Valencia in action with Norwich City's Timm Klose

West Bromwich Albion reportedly sent scouts to the Copa America to watch Ecuador's Enner Valencia as they continue to weigh up whether to make a move for the West Ham striker, according to the Birmingham Mail.

The Baggies appear to have earmarked the 26-year-old as a potential target as Tony Pulis looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new season.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the game

And with the Mail suggesting that scouts were in attendance for his country's game with hosts USA, it seems that Valencia may be one of the targets they are seriously considering. 

But if they were hoping that his quarter-final performance would make their mind up, they may have been left disappointed as the former Pachuca forward failed to get on the scoresheet and missed a golden chance in the latter stages as Ecuador crashed out of the competition.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Ecuador  at Brazil

Should they still decide to pursue the forward, it seems unlikely that Valencia will turn down the chance to leave his current club.

He has struggled for game-time with the Hammers, and with the Mail suggesting that his current side want to recoup around half of the £12m they paid for the striker in 2014, it seems that the door would be open for the move to take place if West Brom do decide to make a bid. 

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