Newcastle have recently been linked with Ecuador World Cup forward Enner Valencia, and the news is that we were watching him last night in the game against Honduras in the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, and Enner scored both Ecuador’s goals in their 2-1 win.
Enner Valencia scoring last night against Honduras
Enner also scored in the 2-1 defeat to Switzerland in the first game, so he has scored all of Ecuador’s three goals so far at the World Cup, and he is currently the joint top scorer at the tournament – three goals in two games at the World Cup isn’t too bad at all.
And this lad looks like a good player who is currently at Mexican club Pachuca.
Previous reports had Newcastle in the driver’s seat for the forward, and news today is that Newcastle have entered into negotiations with his Mexican club for his transfer to Newcastle United.
Valencia started his career in Ecuador with Emelec, and he played 117 times for them with 23 goals and 21 assists and he joined C.F. Pachuca a year last January, and last season he did well with 18 goals and 2 assists in just 23 games.
C.F. Pachuca finished last season in 6th place of 18 teams in the Mexican League.
The 25-year-old has looked very sharp so far in Brazil, but of course that could alert other bigger clubs, so it would be good if Newcastle can move quickly for this target, and from the reports that seems to be what we have done.
Apparently Newcastle would have to pay around £7M to Pachuca for him, but maybe we can get him for less than that – that’s a lot of money for a Mexican club.
Anyway, this lad looks like a very good player, and we’d be very happy if we can get him through the door – and quickly too.