West Ham United signing Pablo Fornals could work out well for Tottenham Hotspur

Pablo Fornals of Villarreal CF during the La Liga match between Villarreal and Eibar at Estadio de la Ceramica on May 12, 2019 in Vila-real, Spain

West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur were thought to be in competition for Dani Ceballos this summer.

Pablo Fornals of Villarreal during the La Liga Santander match between Villarreal and Getafe at La Ceramica Stadium on Jenuary 12, 2019 in Vila-real, Spain.

West Ham United’s move for Pablo Fornals may help Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Dani Ceballos.

El Des Marque claim that Tottenham are interested in signing the Real Madrid man, and it was thought that West Ham were their main competition.


The Daily Star claimed that West Ham were set to move for Ceballos this summer, but it seems that they are on the verge of completing another transfer.

West Ham are set to bring in Fornals from Villarreal for £24 million, the Guardian have reported, and it seems unlikely that they will go for Ceballos too.

Dani Ceballos of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander  match between Rayo Vallecano v Real Madrid on April 28, 2019

West Ham only have a £30 million transfer budget (Football London), and Fornals and Ceballos are similar players.

The pair are both technically gifted midfielders, whose strength lies in their ability on the ball rather than off it.

It seems highly unlikely that West Ham would sign Fornals and Ceballos in the same transfer window, which would leave them with little money to fund other areas of their squad.

And Spurs may now face a clear run to get Ceballos, with West Ham seemingly picking Fornals as their first choice.

Dani Ceballos of Spain reacts after the UEFA Nations League A group four match between Spain and England at Estadio Benito Villamarin on October 15, 2018 in Seville, Spain.

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