West Ham United will not be recalling Felipe Anderson from his loan spell at Porto, because they can’t.
That’s according to West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh, who have close links to the club’s owners.
Anderson has endured a nightmare start to life in Portugal since sealing a loan move last month.
The Brazilian winger joined the Hammers from Lazio in the summer of 2018 for a then club record of around £41.5 million (BBC).
The 27-year-old enjoyed a superb first season at the London Stadium scoring 10 goals and providing a similar number of assists across all competitions.
Same old story for shipped out Anderson at Porto
But his form nosedived last term as the infamous second season syndrome struck.
Anderson was loaned out to Porto in the hope that he would rediscover his best form.
Unfortunately for the South American, however, he has had to endure a truly horror start to his loan spell.
The Hammers owned winger has played just 49 minutes for the Portuguese outfit.
He has been left on the bench in three out of six games and completely omitted from the squad for last night’s Champions League clash against Marseille.
Anderson’s manager at Porto has also heavily criticised the winger, saying he must work harder.
Insiders close to owners refute claims Brazilian could be recalled by West Ham
West Ham insider ExWHUemployee claimed that David Moyes could be tempted to bring Anderson back to the London Stadium earlier than expected if his horror spell in Porto continues.
But Ex’s fellow West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh have refuted such claims insisting there is no clause in the loan agreement to bring Anderson back to east London.
“Claret & Hugh has had it confirmed this morning that Hammers fans in general – there are some of course who appreciate the player – can relax as there is no release clause within the loan deal,” C&H report.
“There was no option agreed that the deal should become permanent at the end of the season and already it appears the Brazilian is finding life pretty tough in Portugal.
‘Dead in the water’
“So any thoughts that Moyes may have had of bringing him back in an emergency or for any other reason appear to be dead in the water.”
After selling Grady Diangana and loaning out Felipe Anderson, West Ham signed Said Benrahma from Brentford as a replacement.
The exciting Algerian made a late cameo against Liverpool last time out and could get more minutes when West Ham entertain Fulham this Saturday night.
There are high hopes for the skilful playmaker, who will be signed permanently for around £24million at the end of the season should he pass a second medical.