West Ham United are said to be closing in on a swoop for Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
Fornals, 23, scored five times and registered six assists in 50 appearances for the Yellow Submarine last season.
The midfielder actually has a contract with Villarreal until June 2022 but will seemingly be on the move in this summer’s transfer window.
And it would be fair to say that the West Ham fans are excited by the prospect of the two-time Spain international arriving at the London Stadium.
It is a very important transfer window for the Hammers as they look to close the gap on the top seven during the 2019-20 season.
And there is every reason to believe that Manuel Pellegrini’s side could become the best of the rest – outside of the top six – if they enjoy a strong summer.
A selection of the Twitter reaction in relation to Fornals can be seen below:
Good signing if any truth we desperately need someone in middle.of park who can accept the ball deep and get us going forward think alot of people wilshere would fill this role but he hasnt fornals is that player
— COYI (@happyhammer190) June 11, 2019
Good signing that @ExWHUemployee if we can pull it off mate. ??
— Matty Denners (@Denner7s) June 11, 2019
Fornals is quality
— Marc Climpson (@MarcClimpson) June 11, 2019
Looks just the type of player we need
— Andy (@murton52) June 11, 2019
He’s a great player reminds me or Santi
— Danny (@DannyGJL33) June 11, 2019
Gómez and Fornals would really be a coup for us
— Matt (@MattR_WHUFC) June 11, 2019
Only seen Fornals a handful of times, but he looks quality. Those that have seen him regularly seem to be of the same opinion #whufc
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) June 11, 2019
Will be our best player
— oscar (@mustbemaiga) June 11, 2019