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West Ham loanee Felipe Anderson will be back in England this week to face Manchester City

West Ham United loanee Felipe Anderson will return to England this week to face Manchester City.

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West Ham elected to loan out the Brazilian winger to Porto at the start of the month.

After a superb debut season Anderson struggled last term and West Ham wanted his £100k per week wages off the books.

David Moyes revealed at the weekend that they had not expected to be able to offload Anderson.

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Anderson back in England to face Man City

But when they did it opened the door for West Ham to move for Said Benrahma, who arrived on Friday.

West Ham fans will be keen to see how Anderson fares in Portugal.

And they will get an early chance as he returns to England this week to face West Ham’s weekend opponents Manchester City in the Champions League.

Porto go to the Etihad on Wednesday night in the first matchday of this season’s Champions League.

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Hammers will be hoping Brazilian can do them a favour ahead of weekend clash

West Ham then entertain City at the London Stadium on Saturday in the lunchtime kick-off.

So West Ham fans will be hoping Anderson can rediscover his best form and give the City defence a tough night to shake their confidence ahead of the weekend.

How Anderson fares on loan at Porto will very much dictate his West Ham future.

West Ham will be hoping his performances convince Porto to stump up an agreeable fee to sign him permanently.

Although the player himself seemed open to resurrecting his Hammers career next year in an interview with talkSPORT after his departure.

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Benrahma success will dictate Anderson’s West Ham future

Much will also depend on how successful Benrahma proves at West Ham.

If the Algerian is a hit then it will be curtains for Anderson. If Anderson has a storming year but no takers at a realistic price then he may well be brought back into the Hammers fold.

After this season the Brazilian, 27, will have one year remaining on his four-year West Ham contract.

And that suggests the Hammers will undoubtedly want to recoup some money for him if they can.

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