Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia will leave the club this summer, and West Ham are among the potential suitors, his father has revealed.

The 33-year-old’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season, meaning that he can join other clubs on a free transfer.

Valencia has not featured regularly for United this term, with summer signing Diogo Dalot and the experienced Ashley Young favoured as right-back options under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho before his dismissal.

This means that the Ecuadorian is headed for an exit, and according to Luis Valencia, his father, interest is gathering.

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Speaking to El Universo, as translated in a report from Sport Witness, he revealed that the United defender already has four potential options ahead of the summer transfer window.

He said:

Arsenal, West Ham, Inter Milan and one from China are options, but in football, everything is changing.

He wants to choose the best option, but above all, he wants to sign a contract for two years. Not for the money, but for peace and hopefully, he told me, be hired by a team that fights for important things.

Valencia could be tempted to seek pastures new abroad, but propositions from the Premier League with Arsenal or West Ham could also prove tempting.


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