West Ham ace Pablo Fornals named Sant Cazorla as the best player he has ever played with, when speaking exclusively to the club’s official website.

The 23-year-old joined the Hammers from Villarreal in the summer for around £24 million (BBC).

And despite making a slow start to life at the London Stadium, he is beginning to show his class.

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Pablo Fornals (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Fornals has arguably been West Ham’s best, most consistent performer over the past two months.

The Spaniard has learnt from some really classy players during his time in the game thus far.

And he singled out one man when asked by the club’s official website who is the best player he has ever played alongside:

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Pablo Fornals with Santi Cazorla (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

“I think Santi Cazorla is one of them. I had the luck to play with him at Villarreal.”


Cazorla, 35, was a magnificent player for Arsenal during his six-year spell in the Premier League.

The Villarreal ace’s technique when in possession was truly world-class, whilst his ability to use both feet to equal effect was incredibly unique.

And if Fornals can go on to become even half the player that the diminutive Spaniard was, West Ham will have a very good player on their hands.

David Moyes surprised everyone when he left the 23-year-old out of the starting line-up against Sheffield United last week.

The Spaniard will surely return to the team for Saturday’s hugely important clash with Everton, however.

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