West Ham could sign Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals imminently, according to ExWHUEmployee.

He is a player Mario Husillos has worked with in the past while at Malaga and was very keen to sign for the Hammers.

It has been a trend of West Ham’s transfer business this summer that they have moved for targets quickly once identifying them – it seems as though they have carried that on in the pursuit of Fornals’ signature.

The deal could cost the hammers 25 million euros, despite his release clause being 33 million, according to Spanish outlet as.

The midfielder scored five times and added six assists across La Liga and the Europa League for Villarreal last season.

His strengths are listed as through balls, key passes, dribbling and blocking the ball on WhoScored.

This is a very exciting prospect for the Hammers, with Manuel Pellegrini adamant his side will be playing slick and attacking football next season.

The potential of having Fornals line up alongside the likes of Felipe Anderson, could mean the London Stadium will play host to some very entertaining matches for the Hammers faithful.

West Ham fans will likely have an opportunity to watch him during the U21 Euros, as he is a part of their squad for the competition.