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West Ham: Manuel Pellegrini must do all he can to keep Felipe Anderson this summer

West Ham: Manuel Pellegrini must do all he can to keep Felipe Anderson this summer

For every handful of signings West Ham, one of them sticks out way above the others, and this season that man is Felipe Anderson.

The Brazilian winger joined the east London side for a club-record fee from Lazio last summer and has been a roaring success in the Premier League, scoring eight goals and assisting four in the league this season, and a year into life in England Anderson could be ready to leave the Hammers already.

According to the Bleacher Report last week, West Ham co-owner David Sullivan will allow Anderson to leave the club for a top-six side if one of them comes in with a bid in the region of £75 million, or around £40 million more what the Hammers paid Lazio for the Brazilian international.

If an offer is to come in for Anderson, it will be tempting for the board to accept it. It will be over three times the club’s current record sale, Dimitri Payet to Marseille for £25 million, the club and manager Manuel Pellegrini must do everything they can to keep hold of their new star winger this summer.

Anderson is a player with the potential the be one of the best players in the Premier League, and if West Ham are to be ambitious and continue their development as a top team in the league, they have to be able to retain their best players.

If a club is to come in for Anderson in the summer, Pellegrini will have to ensure to his star player that West Ham is a club with a future, and that the winger can lead the club into a new era if he stays at the and fights to improve them in the table.

West Ham are a team who want to be amongst the top six in the near distant future, and with Anderson in the squad leading at the helm, that goal is a lot more realistic than if he is to leave for a league rival.

West Ham fans, would you take £70m for Anderson? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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