Plenty of West Ham fans have been reacting to reports hinting at Felipe Anderson’s potential exit from the club, eliciting a mixed reaction from the Hammers faithful.
Football Insider claimed that the winger is in Italy attempting to engineer a return to his former club Lazio, from whom the Irons signed him two years ago for what was then a club record £36m (as per BBC).
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) August 3, 2020
The Brazil international enjoyed a fruitful first season at London Stadium, with 10 goals and five assists in 40 appearances, but the 2019/20 campaign was a rather subdued one for the 27-year-old. He only managed one goal in 27 outings last term, falling out of favour under David Moyes towards the latter part of the season.
The decline in Anderson’s performances from 2019/20 compared to the previous campaign is reflected in him taking fewer shots (1.6 to 0.9), executing fewer key passes (1.8 to one), playing fewer passes (46.3 to 35.8) and winning fewer tackles (2.5 to 1.8) per game, as per WhoScored. He also copped strong criticism from some West Ham supporters for some lacklustre performances in recent months.
Should West Ham keep or sell Felipe Anderson?
These Hammers fans on Twitter had mixed views on the reports hinting at his possible exit – some retain faith in his ability based on his strong first season, while others have evidently lost patience with the 27-year-old:
Sad day when he goes… Not been played properly…
— Ⓟⓗⓘⓛⓘⓟ 父 Ⓦⓘⓛⓚⓘⓝⓢⓞⓝ 父 (@PW57WHU) August 3, 2020
Will be a travesty if he leaves. Covered for Cresswell so much it ruined his playing. Sell Cresswell, keep Anderson.
— James (@beardedbassguy) August 3, 2020
No matter what, I’ll miss him. There’s no doubt he probably has the most amount of talent we’ve had since Payet.
— H (@WhuHazz) August 3, 2020
Has one half of a bad season and people have turned their backs….. was quality first half of this season but people seem to forget quickly
— Brad Hassall (@brad_hass4) August 3, 2020
See ya….. I’ll pay the cab fare.
— Simon Brewer (@SimonBrewer20) August 3, 2020
Get rid ASAP and sign eze
— hammerhead (@larryberyl) August 3, 2020
— James Edrupt ⚒️ (@edrupt_james) August 3, 2020
Is there a fundraising page towards his air fare…if so count me in , what a disappointment he turned out be! ☹️
— Neil G (@ned_gray) August 3, 2020
West Ham fans, would Anderson be missed if he were to leave the Irons? Comment below with your views!
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