West Ham United’s Enner Valencia has ended his time at the London Stadium and completed a move to Tigres, the Premier League club have confirmed on their official website.

The Hammers have not revealed the fee the they have received but other media outlets have coined a price of £6 million – £7 million for the Ecuador striker.

Valencia will be returning to the Liga MX in Mexico, having joined West Ham from Pachuca after impressive performances, including during the World Cup in Brazil.

The 27-year-old came to the London Stadium outfit with high expectations in 2014, however he failed to deliver when needed.

Valencia had only managed to score just eight times in the Premier League in 54 matches, although his time in England had admittedly been blighted with injuries.

The disappointing return he had for the Hammers prompted Slaven Bilic to drop the forward, which led him to a loan spell at Everton.

Ronald Koeman did have an option to make the switch permanent, however the Dutchman only used Valencia as a bit-part player, where he scored three goals in 21 appearances for the Toffees.

West Ham are eager to sign a new striker this summer, with only Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho, Ashley Fletcher and potentially Andre Ayew as his only recognised options, although they all have their own injury concerns, especially as they all seem susceptical to picking them up easily.

The Hammers have been linked in the past with Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, however it appears they may have missed out, with rumours circulating he may be ready to join Premier League rivals Leicester City or even Tottenham Hotspur.

Bilic has also shown an interest in Wilfried Bony according to the British media, who has the experience of playing in England’s top-flight and has a proven track record, however it remains to be seen if they can complete a deal with the Citizens for the Ivory Coast international.


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