Everton are being linked with a possible move this month for West Ham’s Felipe Anderson, who is currently out on a season-long loan with Portuguese giants Porto.
According to TEAMtalk, Everton are weighing up a potential loan swoop for the 27-year-old during the current January transfer window.
It is explained that Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti is looking at the Brazilian as a possible option, as the player could be set to return early to West Ham from his loan at Porto.
The report says that West Ham don’t plan to reintegrate the attacker to their squad, so a loan move to a Premier League club would be considered.
With Anderson linked with a potential switch from Porto to Goodison Park, it’s worthing noting that ex-Everton midfielder Leon Osman once hailed the attacker as “terrific”.
“Whether he was running with the ball or sucking players in and passing around them, Anderson was terrific and he battled back too,” Osman told BBC Sport in September 2018.
Despite being highly-rated when he first arrived in England though, his reputation has taken a hit since.
Anderson joined Porto in October to try rediscover some of his best form, but it’s no surprise he’s being linked with a return to West Ham in January due to the fact he’s played just five games across all competitions.
The left-winger is a trickster with plenty of skill and pace, but he’s considered a flop at the London Stadium.
He cost West Ham £36million (BBC) to sign from Lazio in 2018 and he’s returned 12 goals and 12 assists in 72 appearances for the Irons.
The ex-Lazio wide man may be worth a punt for Everton this month if they can get him on a loan deal, but perhaps any finances may be better off spent elsewhere on less of a gamble.