West Ham Announce Signing Of Pablo Fornals With Cringey Announcement Video
West Ham United announced the signing of £24 million attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals on Friday but fans were in horror at how cringey the video to reveal the transfer was.
In the modern age football clubs love announcing transfers with quirky social media videos, and in Alexis Sanchez's case that's been the best part of his move, and West Ham United continued the trend on Friday.
The Hammers announced that Villarreal attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals is their first major signing of the summer but the video they used to announce the £24 million hasn't gone down well:
West Ham United FC have uploaded a new video... #WelcomeFornals pic.twitter.com/HvCowMvc7E
- West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 14, 2019
have another go at it, that was shit.
- J.O'B (@chanceig) June 14, 2019
Why are our unavailing videos so cringe. :joy::joy::joy:
- Jay Woolward (@JayWoolward) June 14, 2019
Must be cringe o'clock already
- Danny Bostock :blue_heart::yellow_heart: (@11Bostock) June 14, 2019
Worst announcement video ever but I don't care :heart_eyes:
- ankn (@ankn43829418) June 14, 2019
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, what's that video all about?!
- Chuffer (@ChufferBoom) June 14, 2019
The signing itself has gone down much better with fans of the east London club being very happy to have captured the 23-year-old.
The Spaniard only scored two goals in La Liga and set up three goals for his teammates but created 45 chances and had a pass accuracy of 83% in a team that struggled for form in Spain's top tier. In 2017/18 he provided 12 assists in the league, form he'll be hoping to replicate in England.
Speaking to the club's website Fornals, who is the team's second most expensive signing ever after Felipe Anderson, said, "I'm very happy to be part of West Ham. I feel very good, very happy and very grateful for the opportunity that has been provided to me.
"I know about the loyal fans and the stadium, which is a beautiful stadium. The fans fill the stadium every weekend and that is something admirable, especially with the passion with which football is lived there. I think it is important to play with the support of your fans at home."
Fornals and Pellegrini worked together a Malaga, where the 24 year old started his professional career.
The video might not have been as good as Sanchez playing a piano but there's little chance of the transfer going as badly!