The Hammers have successfully engineered a move for Pablo Fornals in a big money deal from La Liga outfit, Villarreal.
Pablo Fornals had been hotly linked with a move to London Stadium for quite some time. And now, Daily Star has confirmed the move. The Spaniard has become the second most expensive signing in the Hammers’ history after Felipe Luis who was signed for around €50 million.
West Ham have paid The Yellow Submarine €43 million which is a decent bit of business done by the La Liga side. Fornals represents a really great signing for Manuel Pelligrini’s men as the Londoners look to start the new season on a strong note.
While speaking at his unveiling, Fornals said that it is an amazing opportunity given to him by the club.
He said: “I’m very happy to be part of West Ham. I feel very good, very happy and very grateful for the opportunity that has been provided to me.
“I want the club to continue giving opportunities to young and ambitious people, people who want to do well for the long term. I know about the loyal fans and the beautiful stadium.
“The fans fill the stadium every weekend and that is something admirable, especially with the passion with which football is lived there. I think it is important.”
He said: “Of course, Manuel was a big influence because in the end he is one of the best coaches in the world and who doesn’t want to work with people like that?!”
However, this will not be the last time we’d be hearing about West Ham. The Hammers are keen to sign more players this summer. The club’s manager is already looking to bring in Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo.
Moreover, the club’s scouting department is working round the clock. It has been reported that a lot of scouting will be done during the Copa America as the Hammers look to go from strength to strength this summer.