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West Ham United star Pablo Fornals could be on his way to the Saudi Pro League, as per a report in the Football Insider.

The midfielder’s contract with West Ham expires in June 2024 but the Hammers do have the option to extend it for another 12 months. However, there’s a big chance that Fornals will be on his way out in the next few days.

The transfer window in the Saudi Pro League shuts down on September 7th and as per the report, several clubs are interested in signing Pablo Fornals.

West Ham United had paid €28 million back in 2019 to sign Pablo Fornals from Villarreal and over the years, the midfielder has become a very integral part of Moyes’ setup. However, the 27-year-old is yet to sign a contract extension so there’s a chance West Ham will agree to let him go this summer rather than lose him for free next year.

Fornals is primarily a midfielder but he can also play as a winger and over the years, he’s settled nicely into the left-wing role. He’s played close to 200 games for West Ham United, scoring 23 and assisting 19 goals and as per TransferMarkt, his current market value stands at €22 million.

The report doesn’t state how much the Saudi clubs are willing to pay for Pablo Fornals but we have a feeling, the Pro League clubs will have to pay a hefty amount in order to convince the Hammers for a sale.

West Ham United have brought in close to €120 million from Declan Rice’s signing so they do not need money but at the same time, because Fornals has entered the final year of his contract, Moyes won’t be too rigid.

David Moyes has signed Mohammed Kudus for a fee of around £38 million and he is also thinking of offering Jesse Lingard a short-term deal so even if Pablo Fornals leave, the manager won’t be too worried.

The Saudi teams have signed a ton of players during this summer and if they are willing to offer him a crazy salary package, there’s every chance Pablo Fornals will ditch the Premier League and head to the Middle East.