According to a report from the Athletic, Felipe Anderson is likely to leave West Ham this summer.
The 27-year-old joined the Hammers for around £34 million from Lazio in the summer of 2018 (Times).
Manuel Pellegrini brought Anderson to the London Stadium amidst much fanfare. He was a hugely exciting signing for West Ham, and he impressed during his debut campaign in England.
The former Lazio man racked up 10 goals and five assists in 40 games for the Hammers in the 2018/19 campaign (Transfermarkt).
Anderson’s form has dropped off badly this season, however, with just one goal and five assists to his name in 26 games (Transfermarkt).
The South American has been suffering with injuries since the return of Premier League action. And as things stand, he is far from guaranteed a place in David Moyes’s team.
Time to move Brazilian on?
When Grady Diangana returns at the end of this season, Anderson could end up playing a bit part role. And considering his £34 million price-tag, that quite simply isn’t acceptable.
And taking all of that into consideration, the Athletic claims that the 27-year-old winger is likely to leave West Ham this summer.
If the Hammers can get anywhere near the £34 million they paid for Anderson two years ago, they absolutely should sell the winger.
His commitment and enthusiasm has been called into question on multiple occasions this season. And that just isn’t acceptable for a player who earns a reported £85,000 per week (Spotrac).
Anderson’s time at the London Stadium could be up. In truth, there probably wouldn’t be too many West Ham fans who would be disappointed if David Moyes moved him on for a decent fee this summer.
And that in itself is quite damning.