Premier League club West Ham United are on the verge of making their first outfield signing of this summer’s transfer window according to the Guardian.
The Hammers want to sign a new midfielder this summer and they have identified Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals as the man for the job.
West Ham United have already signed two goalkeepers this summer, but they are yet to make an outfield signing and Pablo Fornals is on course to be the Hammers’ first transfer outside the goalkeeping department.
The East Londoners have already signed Spanish goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez on a free transfer from La Liga club Espanyol as well as David Martin from English Championship outfit Millwall.
Pablo Fornals was seriously linked with North London giants Arsenal in the winter transfer window but the two-cap Spanish international will join West Ham United in a £24m deal.
According to the aforementioned report from the Guardian, negotiations between West Ham and Villarreal are running smoothly and a deal could be announced as early as next week.
West Ham United have reached their final bus stop as regards the search for a new midfielder having tried to sign the likes of Andre Gomes (Barcelona), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid) and Kostas Fortounis of Greek Super League club Olympiacos.