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David Gold makes claims about Fornals

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David Gold gushed about West Ham midfielder Pablo Fornals after he scored a late winner for Spain’s U-21s against Belgian on Wednesday.

The Hammers co-chairman described Fornal’s goal in Spain’s 2-1 win over Belgian in UEFA’s U21s European Championships as brilliant and shared he thought the midfielder showed why he could end up being a major coup for the Hammers.

“Pablo Fornals showed why his signing for West Ham could well be regarded as a major coup by scoring a brilliant late winner for Spain Under-21s against Belgium Under-21s in the European Championships on Wednesday night,” wrote Gold on his verified Twitter account.

West Ham confirmed on their official website earlier in June that they had successfully signed the Spanish playmaker from Villarreal and that he was the club’s second-most expensive signing in their history.


Gold’s tweet may age like a fine wine or may be something that he regrets tweeting as who knows how Fornals will fare at the London Stadium. The Hammers vice-chairman clearly believes the London club have done well to sign Fornals and who can blame him? The 23-year-old was impressive for Villareal in his 2018/19 campaign as he racked up five goals and six assists in his 50 outings. In particular, Fornals stood out in the Europa League for all the right reasons three of his goals and three assists came in his six outings in that prestigious tournament. In fact the playmaker averaged a rating of 7.13 (Source: WhoScored) in his Europa League outings and had an impressive pass completion rate of 82.7%. Fornals will certainly be building hype amongst West Ham fans with his continued displays of excellence in his campaign to help Spain win the U-21s European Championship, and it says so much that he already has Gold’s attention. The 23-year-old so far in the tournament has a pass completion rate of 93.9% and it’ll be interesting to see if he can continue impressing.

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