Felipe Anderson looks all set to head back to Lazio from West Ham with the transfer now imminent.

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Tutto Mercato Web reckon that the deal is inching ever closer.

The Italian media website offer us some new information on the deal today, however.

Originally it was claimed that the Hammers were prepared to let the 28-year-old winger leave the London Stadium on a free transfer this summer (TMW).

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Felipe Anderson could be set to leave West Ham United for Lazio imminently (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Then, ExWHUemployee suggested that Lazio would actually be paying around £2.3 million to sign Anderson.

Felipe Anderson transfer fee update

Tutto Mercato Web reckon that Lazio will actually be paying West Ham €5 million (£4.3 million) for the South American winger.

 

Despite the fact that represents almost a £32 million loss on the 28-year-old, West Ham will be fairly happy to get that kind of fee in the end (BBC).

Recouping £4.3 million for Anderson whilst getting his astronomical wages off the books is actually a decent ending to what has been somewhat of a horror story.

Felipe Anderson (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

It could have been a whole lot worse, that’s for sure.

Look at it this way…

The £4.3 million received from selling Anderson will pay for the wages of Ryan Fredericks and Arthur Masuaku for a whole year…with a little bit left over.

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Making a £32 million loss if far from good business. Sometimes you just have to limit the damage. And if TMW’s report his true, it seems as though that is exactly what West Ham have done.

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