Everton striker Enner Valencia made an impact yet again from the substitutes bench during the Toffees’ 4-0 destruction of Hull City on Saturday.
Just 69 seconds after replacing midfielder Tom Davies in the 77th minute, the 27-year-old netted his second goal in as many games – after notching a late conciliation at White Hart Lane during the Blues’ 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.
— NinetyMinutesOnline (@90MinsOnline) March 19, 2017
The Ecuador international also set up teammate and goal-machine Romelu Lukaku for his 20th of the season in an action-packed 13-minute cameo appearance.
The attacker had struggled to settle into life at Goodison Park since arriving on his year-long loan move from fellow Premier League club West Ham United – making only bit-part appearances behind his Belgian strike-partner.
However, Valencia’s form of late has allowed the Merseyside club’s faithful to recognise the ability of their loanee, after showing glimpses of why boss Ronald Koeman brought him to the north west.
Following Saturday’s rout, Evertonians took to Twitter to praise their in-form man and also declare that the 27-year-old should be signed on a permanent basis.
Here are some of the best tweets:
— Simon J Villiers (@sjv_simon) March 18, 2017
We should absolutely sign Valencia on a permanent deal this summer imo
— ben (@everton_ben_) March 19, 2017
Wouldn't mind keeping Valencia as our no.2 tbh, aslong as rom stays ofc #Everton
— Matt (@yhMatt96) March 18, 2017
— Julie (@juliekennedy63) March 18, 2017
— TJ (@tommyjons1) March 18, 2017
Do you think Everton should make Enner Valencia's loan permanent in the summer?
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) March 18, 2017
What do you think on Valencia for next season??
— Everton Pics (@efcpics) March 18, 2017
Great game from young Calvert-Lewin and Valencia coming in late and putting one in. This team is on the verge of becoming special #Everton
— Harrison (@harrisonvapnek) March 18, 2017
Valencia offers Everton something we haven't had for years, a striker that can come on and make a difference and get a goal.
— ???????? (@Philswagielka) March 18, 2017
Fair play to Enner Valencia. Lots of jokes made at his expense upon his arrival, but he's been a rock solid, useful piece for Everton. #EFC
— Rob Vera (@TheRobVera) March 18, 2017
To be fair to Valencia… I gave him a lot of stick when we first seen him play. Well in lad, proved me wrong as of recent
— WeLoveYouEverton (@WLYEverton) March 18, 2017