West Ham United star Felipe Anderson has appeared to drop a big hint over his future.
Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport last week that the 27-year-old Hammers ace is Napoli’s dream summer signing.
And the Brazilian could be sold by David Moyes this summer, according to a report from Claret and Hugh.
Football Insider claims West Ham co-owner David Sullivan is prepared to sanction the sale too.
Anderson linked with Italy return
A move to Napoli would be a return to Italy for Anderson. He spent five years at Lazio before the Hammers made him their then record capture for £40million in the summer of 2018.
This term Anderson has struggled to replicate the form his showed in his debut season. But then so too have the team.
He has been dividing opinion among Hammers supporters. Some feel Anderson is being harshly judged and made a scapegoat for West Ham’s struggles.
Others feel he has been lazy and is simply not producing the kind of performances befitting a £40million player earning £80,000 per week (WT Foot).
Brazilian focused on West Ham
But in an interview with West Ham’s official website, Anderson appeared to drop a big hint that his future remains with the Hammers.
“In my future I see myself stronger than before both personally and professionally,” Anderson told whufc.com reflecting on a disappointing season so far.
“And when the league comes back I hope to be in shape to help my team as much as possible and in life, I’m sure that this will make us stronger.
“The world will definitely change but I think this will make us unite, the people will be more united, I think God will help us in this situation, and in football my goal is to help my team win and move up the table.”
Felipe could have big role to play yet
It appears Anderson is intent on rediscovering his best form for West Ham.
While nobody wants the enforced shutdown of football due to the global health crisis, Anderson is one of many who may actually benefit from the chance to press the reset button.
The 27-year-old has been keeping himself fit in lockdown.
And he could yet be a key player when the season resumes.