West Ham United are really starting to see what all the fuss is about when it comes to their Spanish star Pablo Fornals.

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The former Villareal midfielder has divided opinion among some West Ham supporters.

The Spaniard – much like the team – endured an up and down debut season following his £24million move to West Ham.

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Hammer Pablo has divided opinion among some fans

Fornals was snubbed by Moyes when he first took over back in January.

But he worked his way back into the side and is now a permanent fixture in the team.

Fornals has been excellent, particularly of late, marrying workrate with good use of the ball, assists and goal threat.


The 24-year-old had a big hand in the excellent 4-0 win over Wolves.

And his influence grew again with a goal and an assist in the 3-0 win at Leicester last time out.

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Balague gave ‘genius in the pass’ Fornals top billing

The playmaker’s displays are proving Spanish football expert Guillem Balague right. The pundit delivered high praise about Fornals when he signed for the Hammers, calling him a ‘genius in the pass’.

“Brilliant signing, 23-years-old,” Balague said at the time on Twitter.

“In the mould of a FCB (Barcelona) midfielder, genius in the pass, drives the ball with quality.

“Big gaps in concentration without ball but can be added to his game. Winning mentality.”

Moyes has clearly worked on Fornals’s gaps in concentration without the ball.

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He leads from the front when it comes to defending.

And he was certainly ‘genius in the pass’ for Jarrod Bowen at the King Power.

It was his goal that really caught the eye too. Bringing down a ball with his studs, on the run when through on goal as it emerged from the Leicester sky overhead with snow on it.

The finish was unerring too.

Balague’s comments were spot on. Next stop a Spain recall perhaps?

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