According to a report from the Guardian, the West Ham board have been asking questions of Mario Husillos and Manuel Pellegrini regarding the £24 million summer signing of Pablo Fornals.

The Spaniard arrived at the London Stadium from Villarreal in June, but he has really struggled to establish himself in the Premier League.

Fornals, 23, has racked up just one goal and one assist in 16 appearances for the Hammers this far.

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Pablo Fornals (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

He seems to lack any kind of physicality and dithers too long on the ball when in possession.

The Spaniard has not been helped, however, by being shunted out on the left wing.


Whether he will come good remains to be seen. But at the moment, questions are being asked at board level.

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Pablo Fornals (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

According to the Guardian, the West Ham board are dissatisfied with Husillos’s work in the transfer market, with questions being asked specifically over the addition Fornals.

Rumours have surfaced this afternoon suggesting that Husillos has resigned. And having signed the likes of Carlos Sanchez, Roberto and Jack Wilshere, it is little wonder why.

The reported criticism of the signing of Fornals from board level is perhaps a little harsh, however.

It is too early to judge the Spaniard. And he could still go on to become a success at West Ham.

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