Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia

West Ham eye Antonio Valencia as potential Zabaleta replacement

West Ham United could make a move for Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia at the end of the season as a potential replacement for Pablo Zabaleta.

Zabaleta is yet to commit his future to West Ham United, with the Argentine considering whether to hang up his boots at the end of the season.

It has been suggested that he could be offered a coaching role at his former club Manchester City, a club where he spent 10 years, winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup.

If he does decide to retire, the The Sun are reporting that the Hammers could target Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia as a replacement.

The Ecuador international moved to Old Trafford from Wigan back in 2009 following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and has twice won the Manchester United Player of the Year award for his performances as a right-winger.

In recent years he has been converted into a right-back, but with his contract set to expire in the summer and no talks underway regarding an extension, he looks likely to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old has only featured once for the Red Devils under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer due to a niggling injury problem, with Ashley Young and Diogo Dalot having filled in during his absence.

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