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Fornals opens up on the Hammers move

There can’t be many fans who are finding it easy waiting for the new season following the arrival of Pablo Fornals along with the possibility of Maxi Gomez arriving.

This is the sort of thing to expect when clubs invest millions in a top management team and there is no doubt that Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos were the key signings to all that is now happening at the club.

Together they are reported to be earning around £10 million and with that sort of money invested a change for the better is an automatic expectation.

Their knowledge of Fornals having mentored him as a kid at Villareal was critical in landing the player – Gomez will test them further but whatever the outcome the young midfielder is delighted to have joined us.

He has speaking to www.whufc.com about his feelings as he prepares for his first Premier League season and they are a reflection of how most of us must be feeling as we look forward to new season.

He said: ““I knew about the fans, and about the stadium, which is beautiful. The fans fill every weekend a stadium that can fit 60,000 people and I think it is important to play with the support of your fans at home.

“They fill it every weekend, and that is something admirable especially with the passion with which football is lived [at West Ham].

“Every match for me is going to be new, every team is going to be different. I’ve never played against any team [in England] so for that reason I’m really motivated and with the ambition to win as most matches as possible.”

“I have worked more with Mario, I know him from when I was in Malaga. With Manuel I saw him and admired him on TV.

“Obviously, 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 like to work with people like that?”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Fornals opens up on the Hammers move

  1. Wish you well Pablo , let’s hope we get Gomez there is great potential to move forward if we get Gomez too. COYI ⚒

  2. Brilliant signing wanted him last summer struggled some.in a bad Villarreal side but was played all over even LW & missed Rodri! Rice will be is new Rodri. He just creates is a past master at 23 16 assists 7 goals over 2 LA liga seasons more with all apps isn’t bad. Loving his attitude as well speaking of young hungry players. And £24m looks a Le Celso who is great one season in LA liga going for £55m plus
    ***This what we were expecting from Pellegrini saying Youth & pace last summer as key in recruitment.
    Now add us & Valenica have a £29m bid accepted for Gomez its his choice… Yes Valencia have UCL but read don’t know if true Gomez would come here but wants to be #1 above Arnie… If that’s true hopefully Inter or China come in! Either way I think he would be Pellegrini s #1 bc he has been after him a while & most likely ball two up front if not Gomez could be better at leading the line lone CF then Arnie if he keeps drifting.
    Then add we have £13m bid for Joan Jordan who some say DM & he can be but is really a Box to box great passing #5 for creation in LA liga, set piece delivery even adds some height, does a lil of it all & only 2so 10 goals & 8 assists for Eibar last 2 seasons not bad.
    That alone would be brilliant summer but if we get Bundesliga Rookie of year Kobak who has Super lig experience but took Germany by storm w 17 apps 3 goals is only 19 but huge in air and shorter then any of our CBs but mobile passing CB I’d actually prefer him to Maripan I’ve had been upfront in my worry’s about his lacks of pace & slow on turn in PL & not best passer. Kakak would be quoted to PL & cheaper huge investment tho if Oggy goes wouldn’t mind Left footer like Maeik Hermoso Atletico about to get for £18m a bargain.
    2 Free Gks Fornals, Gomez, Kabak, Jordan be unbelievable & if add a LB like James Justin I’m getting excited! Tho of Arnie goes need another CF I’d swap Ox for Jay Rod works in front 2 or wing good Perez cover. Or go back to Florian Aye those Ligue 2 CFs can do well especially pacey ones.
    Also really like Ekambi at Villarreal he is like Sahko witnou issues just a well rounded tall ateomg fast gets in behind striker even scored for counrty at LWB.
    Husillos is getting it don’t quietly love it
    Ramble over Buzzing COYI

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