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West Ham claimed to have interest in Antonio Valencia

West Ham claimed to have interest in Antonio Valencia

Inconsistency has plagued West Ham United over the course of the season as they struggle to build a run of good form at times. Understandably, Manuel Pellegrini’s side are going through a stage of transition at the moment as they look to try and take the club to the next level, but the Chilean will need to address issues in the summer.

And, it would seem that he could be interested in bringing an experienced body to the London Stadium in the summer to help them improve in the defensive areas.

What’s the News?

According to a report by El Universal, Luis Valencia has explained that West Ham are interested in his son – Antonio Valencia.

The defender is set to leave Manchester United at the end of his contract in the summer and is said to want to join a team that is fighting for important things, however, the Irons are not the only side understood to have an interest in him.

“He wants to choose the best option, but above all he wants to sign a contract for two years. Not for the money, but for peace and hopefully, he told me, be hired by a team that fights important things,” he said.

“Arsenal, West Ham, Inter Milan and one of China were the options, but in football everything is changing.”

The Verdict:

Valencia would have to be considered an excellent target for West Ham to target in the summer as he would certainly bring an element of experience to the side and help to improve the defence.

The 33-year-old has won almost everything possible when it comes to club football, having lifted the Premier League twice, the FA Cup, two League Cups and the Europa League as he looks to add the Champions League to his collection this season.

With the possibility that Pablo Zabaleta may decide to leave the London Stadium outfit in the summer, Valencia would have to be considered an ideal replacement and one capable of filling in for the Argentine.

The Ecuadorian would likely prove to be an excellent squad member for the Hammers, and despite his advancing years, he is still capable of providing a number of solid performances, whilst he is incredibly useful in the final third of the pitch as well.

However, with the likes of Arsenal and Inter Milan also thought to be interested, it could be difficult for West Ham to bring him to the London Stadium as the other options may appeal to him a little more than the ambitious project Pellegrini is trying to conduct with the Irons.

West Ham fans, do you think Valencia would be a good addition at the club? Do you think he would be able to help the team improve further? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.

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