According to Spanish journalist Julio Maldonado Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ‘crazy’ for Ecuador striker Enner Valencia and is ‘seriously’ interested in acquiring the 25 year old’s services as the new season approaches.
Enner Valencia, not to be confused with compatriot Antonio, currently plies his trade at Liga MX club Pachuca and has reportedly impressed Arsene Wenger against Honduras and Switzerland scoring three times in his two appearances so far this World Cup. Spanish reporter Julio Maldonado who currently works for French channel Canal + has claimed that Arsene Wenger is seriously considering moving for the Ecuadorian striker as he looks to bolster his attacking options this summer.
Interés muy serio del Arsenal en Enner Valencia, Wenger está loco con él.
— Julio Maldonado (@maldinisport) June 25, 2014
Using the power of Google translate this supposedly means the following in English,
“Serious interest in Enner Valencia Arsenal, Wenger is crazy with it.”
Valencia is not the big name most Arsenal fans will be hoping for although this looks like a possible Wenger style singing, the 25 year old represents a mouldable player who is yet to test himself at the top level which are all attractive attributes to the Frenchman. The Ecuadorian is undoubtedly talented with 18 goals in 24 appearances for his current club but he would definitely represent a risk if he were to be thrown in at the deep end come the new season.
An interesting one to keep an eye on!