Former £35m Hammers star Felipe Anderson has sent a heartfelt seven-word message to West Ham United on social media.
West Ham’s decision to allow Brazilian Anderson to leave last summer divided some fans.
Ex West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini spent a then club record £35m to bring Anderson to West Ham during the summer splurge of 2018.
And he enjoyed a sensational debut season, scoring nine goals and laying on four assists for his West Ham teammates.
That was as good as it got for Anderson in east London, though.
Despite playing and scoring in a 4-0 win over Bournemouth on David Moyes’ return to West Ham in 2020, it was clear the Scot never fancied the winger.
He was shipped out on loan to Porto then allowed to join former club Lazio for a knockdown fee by Moyes last summer.
Anderson has been back to something like his best in Italy scoring nine goals and laying on 11 assists in 52 games since.
West Ham now have Anderson’s compatriot Lucas Paqueta as their new record signing.
But the Lazio man clearly still has plenty of respect for his old club.
And former £35m Hammers star Anderson has sent a heartfelt seven-word message to West Ham on social media.
West Ham travel to Southampton on Sunday looking to make it three Premier League wins on the bounce.
One of West Ham’s most enjoyable victories at St Mary’s came when Anderson destroyed the Saints back in 2018.
West Ham posted a video of that win saying: “Throwback to this dazzling Felipe Anderson display at St Mary’s in 2018!”
And Anderson has responded to the Hammers.
“What a day! Thanks. Love you all,” Anderson said on Twitter.
What a classy bloke.
Anderson has had nothing but good things to say about West Ham since his departure.
And it is good to see him doing well again over in Serie A.
Once a Hammer, always a Hammer as the saying goes.
Let’s hope our new boy from Brazil can put on a similar showing to Anderson when we play Southampton on Sunday afternoon.