Mystery behind missing West Ham star Pablo Fornals solved as fears eased by social media post which explains everything.

West Ham fans had been fearing that Fornals was injured after he was a surprise omission from the Spain squad that faced Sweden the other night.

Spain secured a 1-0 win to secure their place at the Qatar 2022 World Cup next winter.

But West Ham star Fornals was nowhere to be seen.

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Given that the midfield ace has been in brilliant form for West Ham and had impressed for Spain against Greece a couple of days before, his shock omission did not make sense.

Luis Enrique was hammered by Spanish fans for leaving Fornals out. And West Ham supporters were concerned he must be injured.

With West Ham having already lost key man Angelo Ogbonna – possibly for the season – to an ACL injury, that did not bear thinking about.

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Mystery behind missing West Ham star Pablo Fornals solved as fears eased by social media post

As reported by Hammers News, Fornals was pictured on the pitch celebrating with his Spain teammates after the win over Sweden and was moving freely with no obvious signs of injury.

But the mystery behind missing Fornals appears to have been solved as fears were eased by a social media post today revealing he has become a father for the first time.

Fornals and his partner have welcomed their first child into the world, a baby boy.

Pablo Fornals welcomes his first child into the world with social media post

The West Ham midfielder posted a picture of his newborn clutching his finger on social media.

So Fornals will be fit and fired up on adrenalin for the Wolves game having become a father.

It also puts Enrique in a completely different light. The caring Spain boss clearly gave Fornals permission to skip the game so he could have his phone close by in case he needed to get away knowing his wife was due to give birth at any time.

A class act. Just like Fornals.

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Now David Moyes will be hoping his tenacious star will be full of beans to carry on where he left off before the international break and help the Hammers see off Wolves this weekend.

A West Ham win could put Moyes’s side level on points with leaders Chelsea depending on their result at Leicester in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

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