Writing on Twitter, reliable club insider ExWHUemployee has dropped an update on Felipe Anderson’s future, with the player reportedly seeking a move away from West Ham this summer.
The Lowdown: Anderson on the move?
Following a dismal 2020/21 season on loan at FC Porto, where he started just one Liga NOS game, the Brazilian winger has returned to Rush Green and is again at West Ham’s disposal.
However, he has been heavily linked with a potential move away from the Irons this summer, with recent claims emerging involving Anderson and his former club Lazio.
As per La Lazio Siamo Noi, the 28-year-old is ‘pressing’ for a return to the Stadio Olimpico and has already told his agents to facilitate negotiations between West Ham and the Serie A outfit.
The Latest: ExWHUemployee drops update…
Writing on Twitter, club insider ExWHUemployee has provided the latest on Anderson and his future at the London Stadium.
He believes that no proposals have come forward for the winger despite the alleged interest from Italy, with Ex also refusing to rule out Anderson staying in the English capital for 2021/22.
“At the moment there has been no concrete moves for him,” Ex revealed on Twitter.
“So that would leave us with the option of seeing if he can have another good season (part of me wants us to do that).”
The Verdict: Keep or sell?
Anderson’s contract expires in 2022, so a decision must be made this summer if West Ham wish to make some money back off his signature.
He enjoyed a brilliant 2018/19 season at the London Stadium after being signed by former Irons manager Manuel Pellegrini, starting 36 Premier League games in his debut campaign in England whilst completing an impressive 2.1 dribbles per match (WhoScored).
Anderson also managed nine goals and four assists in the league alone that year, and if he does stay in east London, supporters will be hoping he can replicate that kind of form under David Moyes. He could prove a useful option as West Ham gear up for their involvement in the Europa League group stage next season.
However, amid difficult financial circumstances and the need to make new signings in key positions, West Ham face a big dilemma over whether to cash in and use that money to strengthen.
We believe that, if a suitable offer comes in, the club should definitely lean towards selling Anderson this summer, especially if he does wish to move on.
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