West Ham United record signing Felipe Anderson has pledged his future to the club.
His form may have dipped of late but Anderson has been one of the highlights of West Ham’s season.
It says everything that the £40million star has earned his first Brazil call-up since 2015.
Nine goals and as many assists make Anderson the club’s all-round best performer in an attacking sense.
Anderson stock on the up and up after Brazil call
His form over the course of his debut season has attracted admiring glances.
And his profile will be raised further still if he performs for Brazil in their forthcoming matches against Panama and Czech Republic.
Anderson’s stock has never been higher. Fans have been quick to suggest bigger clubs than West Ham will come calling in the summer (The Sun).
But the attacker, who turns 26 next month, has nipped such talk in the bud telling The Evening Standard he is committed to the Hammers.
Samba boy staying with Hammers
“I want to pay back the club for the opportunity they gave me and the love the supporters are giving to me,” Anderson told The Evening Standard.
“I am happy with what I have done until now, but there are things I would like to improve. I would like to do more, there is always margin to grow and reduce mistakes, fix things to get things perfect.
“I just want to do my best for the club, win as many titles as possible.
“I am happy here, I am not looking for something else.”
Anderson key to West Ham new era
Anderson’s pledge comes after memorable scenes from the club’s winter training camp in Marbella.
West Ham must hold on to their best players if they want to continue to progress under Manuel Pellegrini.
But could the Chilean risk upsetting Anderson by selling his ‘best friend’ this summer? Read the full story here.