A two-time Spain international, Fornals is one of the most exciting young midfielders in La Liga with the skill of a street footballer and the vision befitting of a player who has honed his trade on the Castellon coast.
The Mail reports that West Ham are set to complete a £24 million deal to make the former Malaga star their third summer signing, after goalkeeping duo David Martin and Roberto Jimenez.
Now, El Periodico has offered more insight into a big-money move, claiming that Fornals is set to put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the London Stadium.
He is also expected to see his wages doubled when he pulls on the famous claret and blue shirt.
Reacting on Twitter, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague described Fornals as a ‘brilliant signing’ whose ‘genius’ on the ball should make a massive difference to Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
On Fornals (who might be confirmed as a new @WestHamUtd player soon, around £24m). Brilliant signing, 23yo. In the mould of a FCB midfielder, genius in the pass, drives the ball with quality. Big gaps in concentration without ball but can be added to his game. Winning mentality pic.twitter.com/BLLvuTWHrk— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) June 12, 2019
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