The 25-year-old has been one of the stand-out performers in Brazil so far, helping himself to three goals in just two matches.

Despite only joining Pachuca in January, where he has already scored 18 times in 23 games, Valencia is open to a European move, and reports claim that Spurs are leading the race for his signature.

Everton and Newcastle are also interested in landing the powerful forward, who is equally capable on the wing, and Pachuca's vice-president Andres Vassi admits it will be hard to hold on to Valencia after the club received big-money offers.