Everton take Enner Valencia on loan, with option of permanent transfer

Everton have completed the signing of Enner Valencia on loan from West Ham United for the rest of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent next summer for £14.5m.

Valencia was linked heavily with Swansea but has opted to move to Goodison Park. He joined West Ham from Pachuca two years ago for £12m.

Valencia will link up with the Toffees after the conclusion of his international commitments with Ecuador [Read more…]

Video- Beautiful Enner Valencia & Payet free kick goals give Hammers victory against Cherries

Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia both showed their class last night as West Ham came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1. Both scored very, very good free kicks after Harry Arter’s first ever Premiership goal had put the Cherries ahead. Check out this video from the game- a very entertaining clash, both goalkeepers kept busy, with some cracking goals thrown in.

Three straight wins in the league after Christmas. And the club’s official Twitter feed even had something cheeky to say to poor old Mark Lawrenson. Must admit that I was a bit worried at half time though! [Read more…]

Reid and Moses out till New Year- Bilic blames Chadwell Heath

Winston Reid and Victor Moses are expected to be out for an extended period of time, adding to West Ham’s injury woes. Reid was injured in training on Wednesday and will have a scan tomorrow to determine the nature of his injury, but Bilic has already said that the initial diagnosis is not good and he will be out for a minimum of 4-6 weeks.

Moses picked up his injury in the game against United last weekend, and is set for a similar spell on the sidelines.

The duo joining an increasing crowded injury list, but what will worry Bilic is that the players who are on the treatment table are among his most influential- the likes of Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini have been key to West Ham’s success this season. [Read more…]

Enner Strength knocks Mexico out- West Ham’s Valencia stars in Ecuadorean win at Copa America

Mexico became the first team to be knocked out of Copa America 2015 as they lost 2-0 to an Ecuadorean side which had West Ham’s Enner Valencia in their starting lineup. Valencia had a hand in the first goal scored by Miller Bolanos. His 26th minute shot was blocked and fell to Bolanos, who scored from close range.

Emelec striker Bolanos returned the favour twelve minutes after the interval, setting up Valencia for a decisive blow to Mexico’s hopes. The goal was Valencia’s second of the tournament, with the forward having also got on the scoresheet in the previous game against Bolivia. El Tri pulled one back from the penalty spot through Raul Jimenez, but it was not enough as Ecuador hung to claim all three points. [Read more…]