West Ham winger Felipe Anderson has been extremely disappointing so far this season.
The 26-year-old joined the Hammers from Lazio in the summer of 2018 for around £42 million (The Guardian).
The Brazilian has been well below par this season. In 24 games this term, Anderson has racked up just one goal and five assists (Transfermarkt).
Those numbers are in stark contrast to last season.
The former Lazio man racked up 10 goals and five assists in 40 appearances for West Ham in the 2018/19 campaign (Transfermarkt).
And his performances last term allegedly attracted the attention of the biggest club on the planet.
According to a report from Sky Sports, on this exact date last year, Real Madrid were weighing up making a £65 million bid for Anderson.
And Los Blancos will now most likely be relieved that they didn’t follow through with their reported interest.
The South American is an extremely frustrating player. On his day, he is unplayable. But he has gone missing far too often this season.
Perhaps he just doesn’t have what it takes to play for one of the world’s biggest clubs?
For now, Anderson must just focus on improving his consistency. West Ham really need him to be firing on all cylinders whenever Premier League action eventually resumes.
Whether the Brazilian will ever return to his very best form, however, remains to be seen.