ExWHUEmployee: Italian clubs keen on West Ham attacker Felipe Anderson
Reliable insider source ExWHUemployee reports West Ham attacker Felipe Anderson is not rated by David Moyes and could be on his way out this summer.
In his latest Patreon episode of the West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUEmployee said the 28-year-old is subject to interest from overseas clubs.
Discussing players that are likely to leave, he said, “Anderson, Italian teams are interested in him, Moyes clearly doesn’t rate him that much.”
If the player isn’t rated by Moyes and hasn’t really performed whenever called into action, it makes no sense to keep him at the club.
Anderson moved to East London for a then club-record fee from Lazio with the reputation of being a silky attacker with an end product – one that could take us to the next level.
However, he’s been highly inconsistent, and despite us going to that next level, the Brazilian has played a fleeting role in our resurgence.
His contract at the club expires at the end of next season, so this summer is realistically the only time we can expect a decent fee from him.
Moyes will be looking to strengthen and would rather have some of the funds generated from Anderson’s sale rather than have him dwell around in the reserves.
It’s still unsure which Italian sides are keen on him and what kind of transfer fee will they afford to give.
Recently, there’s also been some interest in him from Turkey, with Galatasaray reportedly keen on offering him an exit route. [Sabah]
Anderson, in his first season at the club, was called a ‘terrific’ talent by Robert Snodgrass. [One Football]
While we haven’t ever doubted his quality, his application has been what’s lacking and we’re happy to part ways with a player who’s almost certainly not lived up to the billing.
We’re unsure how much the club would demand but per Transfermarkt, he is valued at £9 million.
In other West Ham news, Hammers want to sign £6.5m-rated towering defender keen on PL switch – The Athletic