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Spain midfielder Fornals joins West Ham from Villarreal

Associated Press Friday, 14 June 2019, 13:29 Last update: about 2 months ago

Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals has joined West Ham from Villarreal, becoming the second most-expensive player in the English club's history.

West Ham announced the signing of the 23-year-old Fornals on Friday on a five-year deal, which includes the option of a 12-month extension.

The transfer fee was reportedly 24 million pounds ($30 million), only topped by West Ham when the Premier League team bought Brazil winger Felipe Anderson from Lazio for 34 million pounds last year.

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Fornals will join up with West Ham after playing for Spain at the European Under-21 Championships in Italy.

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