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Ecuador's World Cup star Luis Valencia could be set for a move to England.

A number of clubs are trailing the midfielder following his impressive performances at the finals in Germany.

The Villarreal youngster helped Ecuador reach the second round of the World Cup before losing to England.

His showings in Germany saw Valencia nominated for the Best Young Player award at the finals.

Valencia's future at Villarreal looks uncertain with the energetic midfielder having spent the whole of last season on loan at Recreativo de Huelva.

The 20-year-old faces a tough task to break into Villarreal's plans this season and they could be willing to cash in on the former El Nacional star.

Blackburn and Wigan have been linked with Valencia and the player's agent George Urquhart confirmed a Premiership club were keen on the player's signature.

"There is interest from a Premiership club in Luis," Urquhart told skysports.com.

"There are also several other clubs in Europe looking at him, but I think he would like to move to England.

"I believe he has got what it takes to be a success in England with his style of football.

"He enjoyed a successful World Cup and clubs have seen this.

"It all depends on what Villarreal want to do and whether or not they want to let him go."