Would West Ham United be in the position they currently find themselves in without Felipe Anderson in the side? Probably not. The Brazil international has been nothing short of sensational during his time at the London Stadium and could be argued as one of the buys of the summer.
The former Lazio man has made a real difference to how the Hammers play now and has already become a key member of the squad and leads the goalscoring charts with nine.
However, his excellent form has lead to unwanted interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs and it appears words that David Sullivan once told Anderson could come back to bite West Ham hard.
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Bleacher Report have stated insiders have revealed to them that Anderson would be allowed to leave the club if a top-six side were to come in for him and pay a fee of £75million or more.
Sullivan is alleged to have made a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ about any possible move, although there is no clause within his current deal that states it must happen.
On the topic of contracts, it is also claimed that the Hammers could look to offer him a new deal to try and convince the 25-year-old to stay at the London Stadium for a little longer.
West Ham will be hoping Sullivan’s alleged remarks will not back to haunt them as there could be a number of clubs that could look to take advantage of them.
Anderson has turned out to be a quality addition for the Hammers this season and the long-drawn-out process they had to go through over the summer certainly appears to have paid dividends.
It hardly comes as a surprise to hear that they could look to offer him a new deal with a pay-rise so soon to try and fend off interest from other clubs, although whether he would commit to a new deal remains to be seen.
If they were to receive an offer in the region of £75m, it could be something for the club to seriously consider, however, he could be worth a lot more than that to them in the long-term future as he could help the Irons to domestic silverware in the form of cup competitions or even help them play Europa League football.
But, if West Ham were to sell their star attacker in the summer, to say fans would be angry would surely have to be considered an understatement.
West Ham fans, what do you make of Sullivan’s alleged remarks? Do you think they will come back to haunt the club? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.
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