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Newcastle eye Enner Valencia as Loic Remy replacement

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That's right, Newcastle United are moving in on securing the signature of Ecuador star Valencia. No, not the Manchester Utd winger, but Enner, the powerful striker who currently plays for Mexican side Pachuca.

The Journal reports how the clinical forward has been in red-hot form in the group stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, netting three times in as many games. It's this form that has got the likes of Newcastle and West Ham interested in the dynamic forward.

Newcastle have the difficult task of replacing on loan striker Loic Remy, a player who scored 14 goals in 26 appearances for The Magpies. They may look at Ecuador striker Enner Valencia to fill the QPR mans shoes, with 18 goals in 23 games for his club last season,  making the move all the more appealing for Newcastle boss Alan Pardew.

What could Valencia bring to St James' Park?

At 5ft 9' tall, Valencia may not look like the most physical striker on the market, but don't let height fool you, the Ecuador man is a handful for even the best of defences, his most recent performance against France showed us that.

Added to his physical prowess, Valencia is certainly not a slow striker either. He may not posses the same breathtaking speed as Remy, but added to his strength he can turn the best of defenders and leave them for dust.

Get a move on!

With news breaking that Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has inquired into the availability of the Ecuador striker, Newcastle will have to get a move on if they want to secure the signature of Valencia.

The forward looks to be a natural fit for the Premier League, and the 25-year-old has the potential to excel in England.

The Magpies, who desperately need a striker with Papiss Cisse failing to find his initial Newcastle form, would be hoping Valencia could settle quickly and try and help them push to the next level.

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