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West Ham: Fans discuss if Pablo Fornals could be the next Dimitri Payet

West Ham: Fans discuss if Pablo Fornals could be the next Dimitri Payet - West Ham

With Pablo Fornals starting to show on the pitch why West Ham signed him in the first place, a lot of fans are now debating whether the highly-rated midfielder can reach the levels of former Hammer Dimitri Payet.

Fornals arrived in the summer from Villarreal for £25.20 million after an impressive U21 European Championship tournament with Spain and fans would have had a lot of expectations coming into the season given his price tag and aforementioned exploits. However, the 24-year-old had a poor start to the season and didn’t manage a goal contribution until his assist on the 30th of November against Chelsea.

Still, since David Moyes has come in, Fornals seems to have adjusted more to the league and has scored one and assisted 2 in his last two matches. Indeed, with injuries to other midfielders like Tomáš Souček, this is the Spaniard’s chance to show why he should be starting every week.

Payet, who plays in a similar position to Fornals, was loved by the Hammers and was key to their 7th placed finish in the 2015/16 season, where he was their top scorer with 12 goals. However, the French midfielder shocked fans when he handed in a transfer request, forcing a move to Ligue 1 side Marseille and left on bad terms.

Has David Moyes changed your mind in recent weeks?

Yes

Yes

No

No

With that in mind, here is what some fans are saying about the two players:

West Ham fans, could Fornals be a better player than Payet was at the Irons?


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