Former Spur is gutted they did not sign Spanish playmaker

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Dom Le Roy

Football pundit Terry Gibson has admitted that he is gutted that Tottenham Hotspur did not sign Pablo Fornals.

The Villarreal player completed a move to rivals West Ham United for just £25million last week and signed a five-year contract (Telegraph).
 
Fornals is able to play in a number of positions across midfield and scored a stunning goal for the Spanish Under-21’s when he appeared as second-half substitute and found the back of the net from the edge of the penalty area in Wednesday evening’s win against Belgium.

Gibson, who is know for his in-depth knowledge of Spanish football believes that Fornals, who excels in the number 10 role supporting the main striker would have done well at Tottenham.
 
He compared the player in a similar style to that of Dele Alli and James Maddison with his ability to provide creativity in the final third.
 
The 23-year-old scored five goals and six assists for Villarreal last season in La Liga.
 

“I think he’s a sensational player, he really is,” Gibson told the Sky Sports News Transfer Talk podcast.

“I’m a Spurs fan, and I would have loved Spurs to have sign him, so I’m pretty envious of West Ham getting a really exciting young player.”

“He’s an all-round midfield player, he’s versatile, he can play wide, he can play central midfield, but he’s very attacking. His work rate is good, and in my opinion, his best position is if a team play a 4-4-1-1 formation, and he plays that role behind the striker, so you allow him to flourish, you allow him to get on the ball, you allow him to do everything good that he does in the game. I would say he would be very similar to someone like Dele Alli or James Maddison who play in that role, where you encourage them to just go and be attack-minded and to be creative, so I think he’s a player that the West Ham supporters will really enjoy watching,” he added.

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