West Ham United fans will love the latest hint from Pablo Fornals about his long-term future at the club…
The Spaniard is a bit of a fan-favourite around the London Stadium as he has emerged as a crucial player for the Irons in recent times, and his performances have even earned him a place back in the Spain squad, as a result.
Fornals was signed in a £24m deal from Villarreal by former manager Manuel Pellegrini back in June 2019 but it’s under the Scotsman where his best displays have come, regularly featuring for the side.
80 of his now 100 appearances have come under Moyes.
However, until recently, he had started all of their first 14 league games this campaign but he has found himself on the bench in his last two outings but Hammers fans should have no fears after he dropped a five-word update to social media this week.
“Hope many more to enjoy.”
It would be natural, in this day and age, to have some doubts and worries about the £18m-rated playmaker with the January transfer window around the corner, so it will certainly be encouraging to much of the Hammers’ faithful that he’s keen to remain in the claret and blue going forward.
After all, you could forgive him if he wanted to return to his home county, especially given that the manager who signed him departed very quickly and then the country was hit by a pandemic, something that still lingers to this day.
However, back in September, the 25-year-old dynamo expressed his love for the club in an interview with the Guardian.
When asked if he knew much about the Irons before signing, he said: “If I’m honest, no. I knew of them, I’d seen them play, but I wasn’t a fan the way I am now.” Now he says he has “completely” fallen in love with them: “The songs, this sign when they see you in the street, the bubbles: it’s something you don’t experience anywhere else.”
It’s no wonder he has emerged as a popular player amongst supporters and one that has been hugely influential to Moyes.
Only Michail Antonio (six) has scored more goals this season than the Spaniard (four), whilst he is also second for key passes per game (1.4) and isn’t far behind for tackles (1.6 per game) either, via WhoScored, which goes to show he’s a bustling and industrious presence in the engine room.
“He’s done unbelievable,” claimed Irons legend Trevor Sinclair to talkSPORT.
Even though he has not been linked with an exit, fans at the club will be absolutely buzzing to see such comments from the popular star as he certainly remains committed to playing for the Hammers for the foreseeable future.