West Ham sold Felipe Anderson back to Lazio during the summer transfer window.

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The 28-year-old winger left the London Stadium to link up with his former club for around £4.2 million according to Tutto Mercato Web.

Most Hammers fans were pleased to see the back of the Brazilian.

Considering the lack of options David Moyes has in the right and left wing departments, however, and the paltry transfer fee that West Ham received for him, would it not have been better to keep him?

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Should West Ham have kept Felipe Anderson? (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Moyes obviously wanted Anderson gone from the London Stadium and fast.

The Brazilian has made a brilliant start to the Serie A season with Lazio, however.

Should West Ham have kept Felipe Anderson?

The 28-year-old has bagged one goal and one assist in three Serie A games for Lazio since he returned to Rome.

 

Lazio have won two of their opening three games and Anderson looks like his former self once again.

The Brazilian has been playing with a real level of energy and dynamism since returning to Italy.

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Felipe Anderson has been on fire since returning to Lazio (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Surely Moyes could have extracted that kind of form from the winger, had he been kept at the London Stadium.

Anderson was due to be out of contract with West Ham in the summer of 2022, however.

So it’s easy to understand why the Hammers owners decided to cash in on Felipe.

Felipe Anderson was on fire for West Ham during the 2018/19 campaign:

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It’s just a shame things didn’t work out for the Brazilian at the London Stadium. He certainly had the talent and is proving that once again at Lazio.

Perhaps he just didn’t have the work rate, nor the physical capabilities, needed to succeed in the Premier League, however.

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