Trevor Sinclair has highlighted how West Ham sealed themselves a real bargain by signing Pablo Fornals for just £25 million.
And at the same time, he suggested that Tottenham have been tucked up after signing Giovani Lo Celso for around £30 million (BBC).
West Ham brought Fornals to the London Stadium from Villarreal for £25 million in the summer of 2019 (The Telegraph).
Despite a slow start to life with the Hammers, the 25-year-old soon established himself as a key member of David Moyes’s squad.
The Spaniard is brilliant technically but he is also an incredibly hard worker.
Moyes’s dream player!
Fornals has come on leaps and bounds this season. Meanwhile, Lo Celso continues to struggle at Tottenham.
Trevor Sinclair highlights £25 million West Ham bargain and Tottenham shocker
Fornals is absolutely adored by the London Stadium faithful whilst Lo Celso has often been a target for criticism from the Spurs fans.
Sinclair told talkSPORT (November 1st, 9.50am):
“I look at Lo Celso and I think what player is he similar too? He’s a very similar player to Fornals. Because West Ham have had that consistency with the manager – with the coaching staff working on that player – Fornals’ rise has been incredible. Lo Celso has stood still (or) gone backwards. Two players who were on level pegging – one of them is absolutely flying and the other one’s gone backwards. Look at what Pablo Fornals is doing now at West Ham – he’s done unbelievable.”
Sinclair has got this one spot on.
The continuity experienced by Fornals is obviously helping him make genuine progress whilst Lo Celso has played under four managers at Tottenham!
Fornals has proven that you don’t have to spend ridiculous amounts of money to get a very good footballer.
And the deal to sign the 25-year-old will go down as one of the only good things to come out of Manuel Pellegrini’s disastrous tenure at the London Stadium.