It was an unexpected signing, but when the news broke that West Ham had signed Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee, everyone was surprised.
The then Lazio winger was at one point one of the most talked about players in the European game with a plethora of teams all linked to the signature of the Brazilian international, which is why it was a surprise that Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham were the club to sign Anderson for a reported £36 million last year.
Sceptics were unsure whether the winger would live up to his price tag, but after a full season in the Premier League the 26-year-old has proven to be a hit in the English top-flight, scoring nine goals and assisting four in his debut year, and he’s already attracting interest.
According to the Daily Mail (via Hammers News), Liverpool are interested in the Brazilian winger this summer as Jurgen Klopp’s side aim to add that missing bit of creativity that saw the Reds miss out on the Premier League title by a point, and for West Ham, they should let Anderson walk if a bid comes in.
Although Anderson is only valued on Transfermarkt at £36 million, the Brazilian would recoup a club-record offer should the Reds make a bid for the Hammers superstar, and after such a stellar season in his first year in England, the winger has shown he is capable of playing for a bigger club.
His performances this season suggest he should be playing Champions League football instead of fighting for a top-half place, which is nothing against the Hammers, just his ability deserves to be projected on a bigger stage.
West Ham are in need of a lot of new players this summer with very few funds to work with, and selling Anderson will give the club the money to all but rebuild their squad and make them a better team going into next season.
Anderson have proven to be a natural in the Premier League, and if a big bid comes in for the flamboyant Brazilian, West Ham must do the right thing and let their man walk.
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