West Ham signed Felipe Anderson two years ago today from Lazio for around £41.5 million (BBC).
Despite an impressive start in London Stadium, however, the Brazilian really hasn’t lived up to expectations.
On his day, the 27-year-old can be a real game-changer. But he just hasn’t showed that enough recently, especially since David Moyes took charge of the Hammers in December 2019.
And some West Ham fans took to Twitter to discuss what on earth has happened to Anderson…
I know there is a top player in there, still waiting to see it…….
— Bob Collison (@collison_bob) July 15, 2020
If take half of that now to get him out the door. Complete and utter flop, just like haller has been. Get diangana back to replace him, and the Brentford striker Watkins and I’d be happy with that
— T.R.B (@TonyBaker84) July 15, 2020
Please don’t remind me……I have my lawyers working night and day trying to find a loop hole to make this transfer null and void. #westham
— ParodySullivan (@ParodySullivan) July 15, 2020
Now we couldn’t give him away. Lost his way and confidence completely. Hard to give a reason. Possibly too many players playing out of position or too many flair players on the pitch at the same. It’s obvious Lanzini and him cannot play together
— Robbie Roberts (@robbiebill) July 15, 2020
It’s hard to think of a more frustrating signing in our history. Could be one hell of a player.
— Ryan Macdonald (@RyanMac60132041) July 15, 2020
And the tweets kept on coming…
most frustrating signing we’ve ever made
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) July 16, 2020
We are starting to see the player Lazio let us sign. Just disappears in games completely. Shames as he could and should of been a player to take us to that next level. Like Payet did 😔
— ⚒ Andy B ⚒ (@northwesthammer) July 15, 2020
Waste of money not interested sell for 25m
Same for haller
Get players in who want to play for us
— hammerhead (@larryberyl) July 15, 2020
Out of form, not interested and basically lazy. You can tell he wants out.
— 👉Roshi👈 (@robshrl) July 15, 2020
Frustrating as we know what he’s capable of. What has happened to him
— Frazer James (@Ironsandhammers) July 15, 2020
— hammertime (@barry_usher) July 15, 2020
— Santa Cruz (@CristianoCruzJ) July 15, 2020
There have even been reports suggesting that the Hammers are already prepared to sell Anderson.
West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh claimed earlier this year that the Brazilian winger could be moved on this summer.
And if the east London club receive a decent fee for Anderson, it might just be in their best interest to sell him.
The 27-year-old has racked up just one goal and four assists in 28 games for West Ham this season (Who Scored).
He has looked lethargic and disinterested of late.
Anderson has been out injured recently, but he could be set to return for Friday night’s huge clash with Watford at the London Stadium.
And who knows? Perhaps the Brazilian still has a very important role to play for West Ham this season. He absolutely must put in more effort on the pitch, however, if that is to be the case.