first_img West Ham manager Slaven Bilic 1 West Ham are on the verge of completing a move for Valencia prodigy Antonio Martinez, claim reports in Spain.The Hammers are understood to be have been pestering the Spanish club about signing the 18-year-old since January and a deal now appears to be nearing completion.According to AS, West Ham will pay Valencia around £2.3m for the Spain youth international, who is expected to start his career in London with the club’s under-21s squad.With Valencia languishing in mid-table, Martinez is understood to be keen on joining up with the Hammers, who are on the cusp of securing European football next year.A striker and winger, Martinez has played 17 games for Valencia’s youth side this season, scoring two goals and registering three assists.last_img