Wolves linked with striker Enner Valencia
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Wolves linked with striker Enner Valencia

Wolves have been linked with a swoop for Ecuadorian striker Enner Valencia.

Reports in Turkey claimed that the Fenerbahce striker are willing to let Valencia go.

They say that Wolves have put together an offer of 4.5 million euros (£3.8 million) for the hitman.

The report also says that Wolves are not the only team in the hunt for the 32-year-old, and that he has a contract until 2023.

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Who is Enner Valencia?

Some Wolves fans may remember Valencia from his spells at West Ham and Everton.

He has 75 Premier League appearances to his name, from which he plundered 11 goals and eight assists.

Valencia last played in England in 2017, before joining Tigres and then Fenerbache.

He has 20 goals in 49 league matches in Turkey and 34 goals from 67 Ecuador appearances.

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Does the move make sense?

Some fans may look at a link with a 32-year-old striker who has not played in England since 2017 and scoff. That was this writer’s first reaction.

It should be noted that Wolves need a new central defender and midfielder more urgently than they need a striker.

But experienced cover for Raul Jimenez would not go amiss and perhaps getting Valencia would allow Fabio Silva to go on loan.

The price looks affordable, and Valencia’s recent goal record is decent.

He did not set the world alight at West Ham but he was dangerous when used effectively under Sam Allardyce.

It would be a left-field move and perhaps some fans would be right to doubt the reliability of a rumour which has come out of nowhere, and time will tell whether Wolves’ interest is real or not.