Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport reported earlier this week that West Ham ace Felipe Anderson is Napoli’s dream summer signing.
The Brazilian could be sold by David Moyes this summer, according to a report from Claret and Hugh.
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Various media outlets, including Forza Italian Football, have suggested that the Hammers will demand at least €50 million (£45 million) for the 27-year-old, however.
And if West Ham do manage to sell Anderson for that fee, it would be an absolute miracle.
The pacy winger joined the Hammers from Lazio in the summer of 2018 for around £35 million (The Telegraph).
The Brazilian really impressed for West Ham during his debut campaign in England. But his performance levels have dipped dramatically this season.
Anderson has chalked up just one goal and five assists in 24 games in all competitions for West Ham since August (Transfermarkt).
Confidence shot to bits
And the 27-year-old has looked like an absolute shadow of the player he was last term.
The South American seems to have lost all of his confidence. He hasn’t used his blistering pace to good effect this season. And has seemed to be more interested in turning back and passing sideways or backwards.
Anderson’s value has undoubtedly dropped over the past 12 months.
And now, because of the global health crisis, football will clearly be affected financially.
So the West Ham ace’s value will surely decrease even further still.
Reports claim that the Hammers want £45 million for the 27-year-old, however.
Now, that probably means that the east London outfit are issuing a hands-off warning.
If West Ham do manage to receive around £45 million for Anderson, however, it would be an absolute miracle. It’s probably £15-20 million more than he is actually worth in this current climate.
And the Hammers would be stupid to keep hold of Anderson if that were offered anywhere near £45 million for him this summer.