This article forms part of our Valuation Evaluation feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at the increase or decrease of a player’s Transfermarkt valuation and whether it is justified or not.
After making a massive impact at West Ham last season, Felipe Anderson has not managed to have the same level of influence in the current campaign.
In 22 Premier League appearances, he has scored just the one goal after bagging nine in 36 in the previous term.
The above has seemingly had an impact on Anderson’s Transfermarkt valuation, which now stands at £36m having been £40.5m at the end of 2019. West Ham paid around that to sign the Brazilian from Lazio back in 2018, so they will surely be expecting more in front of goal from their man.
How much is Felipe Anderson worth?
£35m or more
Less than £35m
However, with Anderson averaging one shot per league game this season (via WhoScored), down from his average of 1.6 in the last campaign, there is quite clearly a problem right now. David Moyes, though, should not be too quick to discard the Brazil international, who has still managed to show some creativity and flair during this slump of form.
Anderson has actually matched his tally of assists from last term (four), while his dribbles per league game average has gone up from 2.1 to 2.8. In the attacking midfielder, West Ham may not have a goalscorer right now, but they do have someone who is capable of bringing the ball up the pitch and fashioning chances — his average of 1.1 key passes per league game is the third highest in the Hammers’ squad.
Ultimately, the fall in Anderson’s market valuation is probably fair given his lack of goals as an attacker. But the former Lazio player has other things to offer and the quality needed to be a big part of this West Ham team going forward.
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