West Ham ace Felipe Anderson sat down for an exclusive interview with Escape Cast, and suggested that he would like to return to Italy one day.
The 26-year-old joined the Hammers from Lazio in the summer of 2018, for a fee believed to be worth £41.5 million, according to BBC Sport.
And he has proven to be a real hit at the London Stadium, in spite of a poor recent run of form.
Anderson is undoubtedly one of West Ham’s best players. He just seems to be suffering from a lack of confidence at the moment.
The Brazilian, who earns £85,000 per week according to Spotrac, has real talent, and on his day, he is one of the best players to watch in the Premier League.
The Hammers winger admitted to Escape Cast that he is keen to return to Italy one day, although he did suggest that he is fully focused on this season with West Ham:
“I always focus on the season. Now with West Ham we’re trying to win as many games as possible, we’re playing well, we started well this season. So the short term goal now is to do the best with West Ham, always putting West Ham up the table.”
He then went on to discuss how much he loves the Italian capital:
“I felt very much at home (at Lazio). Even when they criticised me, I felt that it was with love. That they liked me, that they wanted to see more of me. So you feel it. My family felt it. We always think of returning to Italy. But in football we never know. So we’re focused here now. But it sure is a place that is in our heart, in the heart of my family, we love Italy.”
Hammers winger likely to stay in east London for a while yet…
Anderson has been far from his best in recent weeks. He is still adored by the club’s fans, however. And he has so much still to offer the east London outfit.
The Brazilian is still under contract with West Ham until the summer of 2022. So he surely won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Judging by his comments, however, it would be no surprise to see him move on at some point in the future.