West Ham United Pablo Fornals may well be heading for the exit door sooner rather than later.

That’s because Sean Whetstone – a reporter very close to David Sullivan – has claimed that Pablo Fornals has refused to take up a ‘unilateral option to extend his contract at West Ham‘.

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A report earlier this week claimed that the 27-year-old is keen to join Sevilla.

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He is out of contract in the summer of 2024, but both the player and the Hammers have a mutual option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.

However, it now appears as though David Moyes could be powerless to prevent the Spaniard from leaving…

Reporter very close to West Ham owner David Sullivan makes big Pablo Fornals exit claim

Sean Whetstone reckons that the Spaniard has decided not to take up his option of a 12-month contract extension.

He tweeted:

Now, whilst I would love Pablo to stay at the London Stadium, I kind of feel like he needs to leave in order to salvage his flagging career.

He has fallen well down the pecking order under Moyes since roughly this time last year and is nowhere near the starting XI now.

I’m actually very surprised that Fornals wasn’t allowed to leave in the summer transfer window.

The Spaniard is a really good footballer but he’s never been used properly by Moyes in my opinion. He is at his best when operating centrally, but whenever he does play he is shunted out on the left wing – a position where he is totally ineffective due to his lack of pace.

I believe that an exit from West Ham will be in the best interest of Pablo Fornals. Whether that will be in January or next summer remains to be seen.


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