Porto manager Sergio Conceicao has heaped praise on West Ham United loanee Felipe Anderson despite worrying recent reports.
Journal has claimed that Anderson could return to the London Stadium in January should the Portuguese side sign club hero Hulk.
The 27-year-old has only made two appearances in the Primeira Liga, and things weren’t looking too good for the South American.
Conceicao has ignored all those rumours though, claiming that he is very happy with what the Brazilian is offering him in training recently.
“I don’t like to individualise, but Felipe Anderson has been working very well. As far as training is concerned, there is absolutely nothing to say,” he said via Claret and Hugh.
“These two weeks of work were important and Felipe was also included. It depends on his ability to put in training what I want so that he is visible in the game, but of course, I count on him.”
David Moyes will have been worried and then relieved given the contrasting reports coming out of Portugal this week, but this could have put an end to that.
Claret and Hugh did share in the same report that there is no clause in this loan deal that could see it cut short, meaning that no matter what happens – he is stuck with Porto.
That could either seriously harm Anderson or see him thrive under the pressure, and we’re hoping that after these positive comments, it is the latter.
With winnable games against the likes of Santa Clara coming up, the Irons winger could certainly start to make a positive impact should he be given that chance.
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