Where does Pablo Fornals fit into the West Ham team?
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Where does Pablo Fornals fit into the West Ham team?

West Ham still need to address the striker position at the London Stadium following the departure of Marko Arnautovic to China, but they look stacked with quality options to play in the other attacking positions.

The Hammers must have one of the strongest squads outside of the top six and they need to be pushing for the European spots next campaign.

They have made an eye-catching addition to their squad this summer, with Pablo Fornals arriving for £24million (BBC) from La Liga club Villarreal.

Fornals is an exciting signing for West Ham fans to look forward to seeing and he’s a skilful player ready to make an impact in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old is an attacker that dazzled for Villarreal last season, while he was instrumental this summer in helping Spain win the Under-21s European Championships.

He’s got a low centre of gravity and an eye for goal, which is why he could make quite the impact in England.

But his arrival surely leaves manager Pellegrini with a headache about his best XI.

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Fornals usually plays in the number 10 role behind a striker, while he’s also shown he can be effective coming in from a wide role too.

His versatility could be useful, as there is a wave of competition for the forward positions at the club.

He could be competing alongside the likes of Manuel Lanzini and Jack Wilshere for a more central role, while in wide areas there are talents such as Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko, Michail Antonio and Robert Snodgrass.

Fornals is going to have to hit the ground running to force his way into the side and has the talent to do so, which is why Pellegrini could find it difficult selecting his best team.

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