West Ham’s new man Pablo Fornals left many fans in east London thinking about Europe following his stunning performance in Spain’s Under-21 thrashing of France – the 23-year-old’s assist has been doing the rounds on social media this morning, merely capping off his star showing.
Fornals ran the game with his silky touches and quality on the ball which duly earned him the Man of the Match award. The Spanish playmaker has contributed greatly to Spain reaching the Under-21 European Championship final and his performance last night is just a glimpse into what Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham will be getting next season.
The 23-year-old joined The Hammers just over a week ago for a fee of £24-million which has been labelled as a ‘bargain’ by most supporters. Fornals has made two appearances for the senior side already in his career but Spain have utilised him in this summer’s U21 European Championship to great effect – in four games he has bagged two goals and an assist, averaging a rating of 7.93 per game.
There will be plenty of fans from the London Stadium tuning into the final this weekend to see their man in action again before the Premier League kicks off in a few months time.
You can read the thoughts of just a few The Hammers’ faithful below:
It’s fair to say watching Pablo Fornals next season is going to be a joy!! Could be one of the bargains of the windows.
Very classy assist here from our new man! His side now lead France 4-1.
— WHUFC_London ⚒ (@WHUFC_London) June 27, 2019
Reason #4 why West Ham are winning the league, (that’s 2 goals & 1 assist in 3 games for Fornals ????????) pic.twitter.com/8ZB5m0NhM1
— Adam (@EthertonAdam) June 27, 2019
Great player . Let's hope he can use both feet at 24 mil
— ToneHammer⚒️ (@tone_hammer) June 27, 2019
The FA might as well give us the premier league right now because I can't see any team stopping Pablo Formals & co in this upcoming season especially if we sign Maxi Gomez & Solomon Rondon trust me on this alright! Unbelievable assist by Pablo Formals wow!
— Michael A. Gomes (@MichaelAGomes9) June 27, 2019
This lads price must have gone up 10 million since this championship started…. looks like we stole him!!
— chutney ferret (@Nessy_whu) June 28, 2019
The man is different gravy
— Aidan Brown (@Aidan_Brown137) June 27, 2019
World class cross and top performance. His vision and timing and weight of passes where flawless
— Daniel Gath (@Gath11_Whufc) June 27, 2019
The way it bends around the 2 defenders is just sublime
— Adam (@adambrown93) June 27, 2019
— David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) June 27, 2019