According to a report from Football.London, West Ham could choose to bring Felipe Anderson back to the London Stadium in January and then ship him out permanently for a loss.
The Hammers signed the 27-year-old winger from Lazio in the summer of 2018 for an initial £36 million (Football.London).
Despite enjoying an impressive debut campaign with West Ham, Anderson has struggled over the past 18 months.
The Brazilian racked up only one goal and five assists in 27 games for the Hammers last season (Transfermarkt).
The former Lazio man began this season in poor form and was swiftly loaned out to Porto for the 2020/21 campaign.
Anderson has played just 49 minutes for the Portuguese club so far, however. And he has been completely omitted from Porto’s squad for the last few games.
It really is a nightmare scenario for the player and for West Ham. Anderson’s value is plummeting by the day.
Football.London claims that the Hammers could bring Anderson back to east London early before selling him at a loss.
It all depends on how much we can get for the South American. If we can’t sell the 27-year-old for £20 million or more, we may as well keep hold of him until the end of the season.
It just makes no sense to sell a player of Anderson’s undoubted quality for such a huge loss. Who knows? If something clicks, the former Lazio man could rediscover his form and still be a big asset for us.
As things stand, however, it’s not looking good. Anderson’s future looks bleak at Porto. And it does at West Ham as well.