Felipe Anderson has spoken out ahead of his return to West Ham United after a nightmare loan spell at Porto came to an end today.

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Anderson made just one league start and only six appearances in total for the Portuguese runners-up since leaving West Ham on a season-long loan back in October.

The £40m winger (BBC Sport) enjoyed a fantastic first season at the London Stadium but struggled in his second season.

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He was shipped out by West Ham boss David Moyes and has one year remaining on his Hammers contract.

Things turned sour almost immediately for Anderson at Porto as manager Sergio Conceicao claimed he was brought in against his wishes.

The manager also went on to criticise Anderson’s work ethic and he has not featured since.

The move West Ham hoped might boost the winger’s value for a sale backfired completely.

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Anderson’s nightmare spell at Porto ended today, though.

And the winger will now return to West Ham for his future to be thrashed out this summer.


The ex Lazio star has kept his head down despite a lack of game time. But the 28-year-old has finally had his say about his time in Portugal.

The West Ham man has taken to social media and says he simply did not get the opportunities to show what he could do at Porto.

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But Anderson insists his ‘conscience is clear’.

“With our season having ended yesterday, I am here to say that I am honored to have worn the FC Porto shirt and with a clear conscience that I have dedicated myself to the maximum since the first day I arrived at the club,” Anderson said on Twitter.

“I didn’t have many opportunities to play and, consequently, to help the team in the way that I would like, but here are my best feelings about the future of everyone at the club.

“I would also like to thank my comrades especially, the commission with which you have welcomed me since (I arrived) and to all the fans and residents of the beautiful city of Porto, for the affectionate (welcome since)
my arrival.

“A big hug and may God bless you all.”

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