Felipe Anderson could leave West Ham United for absolutely nothing this summer according to a report from Sabah.
The 28-year-old is allegedly a transfer target for Galatasaray.
The Turkish club are not keen to pay a fee for the Brazilian winger, however, and the Hammers may well allow him to leave on a free in order to get his huge wages off the books.
Anderson will has one year remaining on his current deal at the London Stadium.
The South American clearly faces a bleak future under David Moyes in East London.
Anderson has been in truly awful form for the past 18 months.
The former Lazio winger has spent this season on loan with Porto where he endured a torrid campaign.
The speedy attacker has now left the Portuguese outfit and it set to return to West Ham.
Felipe Anderson heading for the exit door?
According to Sabah, the Hammers could send the 28-year-old to Galatasaray on a free transfer due to the fact that they are so desperate to get his wages off the books.
That would be a bold move from West Ham but perhaps a necessary one.
Anderson has been so poor over the past few years. Obtaining any kind of fee for him this summer will be problematic.
Especially considering his £85k-a-week wages (Spotrac).
David Moyes wants to lead West Ham into a bold new era. One of the key components to our success over the next few years will be the Scot’s ability to make key, reasonably priced signings in the transfer market.
Anderson is a stark reminder of the Hammers’ extravagant, lavish spending of a few years ago. It was done with no future vision in mind.
And the spending under Manuel Pellegrini is part of the reason why we are in such a mess financially now.
Getting rid of Felipe will be a sign that West Ham are ready to move on from past mistakes. We are a club on the rise. And moving on the deadwood will be key to our chances of making progress.
It seems as though Anderson may well be the first one sacrificed. And nobody would have predicted that 18 months ago, that’s for sure!