David Moyes has just made an interesting training ground claim about West Ham United midfielder Pablo Fornals.

The 26-year-old has barely played for West Ham over the past few months.

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Fornals’ current situation at the London Stadium seems really strange, considering how important he has been for the club over the past couple of years.

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The Hammers will obviously need the Spaniard between now and the end of the season. With his contract set to expire in the summer of 2024 though, something will have to give soon.

Moyes has somewhat surprisingly highlighted how impressed he has been with the ex-Villarreal ace recently…

David Moyes makes Pablo Fornals West Ham training ground claim

The Hammers boss has been speaking to Football.London about Manuel Lanzini’s recent omission from the starting lineup.

However, he chose to comment on Fornals’ current situation as well:

“Pablo Fornals has been training really well and helping. We’ve just slightly changed the position of (Lucas) Paqueta which has altered things a little bit. I’ve got Flynn Downes who I’m trying to give minutes to. These are the problems that managers have.”

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Now, the reason I think those comments are surprising is due to the fact that Fornals has hardly played of late.

The Spaniard has only been handed three starts by Moyes in the Hammers’ last 13 Premier League games.

And in four of those 13 games, Moyes didn’t even bring him on off the bench. Fornals has been given just 276 minutes of action in the Premier League since we beat Fulham on October 9th (Transfermarkt).

Average out over his nine appearances during that period, Fornals has played just 30 minutes per game.

Maybe Moyes has just hinted that Pablo Fornals will come back into the West Ham starting XI imminently.

The 26-year-old has so much to offer when playing centrally, but Moyes seems to be hell bent on playing him as a left winger.

With Emerson coming to the fore though, there isn’t any need for Fornals to be expected to cover the left-back position, in the absence of Aaron Cresswell.

So hopefully we will soon see the Spaniard operating in his best position.


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