Report: West Ham player to undergo medical, today
Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla says that Felipe Anderson will undergo a medical today (Tuesday, 13/07) ahead of a move to Lazio. The West Ham United outcast is expected to complete a return to his former side. Some reports have even claimed that the Brazilian could go on a free transfer.
Anderson, 28, joined West Ham in the summer of 2018 from Lazio for what was then a club-record fee. He started well, scoring 10 goals and creating five more in 40 appearances during 2018-19. But it all went downhill from there. Last season, he was loaned to Porto where he played just 10 times.
Now, he is set to return to Lazio. A recent report from Fabrizio Romano states that Lazio will get Anderson for nothing, but that 50% of his next move will go to West Ham. Now, Pedulla states that a medical will take place on Tuesday ahead of an imminent move to his old club.
Getting Anderson off wage bill crucial for West Ham, amid Lazio medical
On his day, Anderson is capable of magic. But for the price West Ham paid and the wages they have shelled out over the last three years – that day was too rare. He needs to join a club where he is loved, something he has not had at West Ham after his first season. Lazio is his home.
While West Ham might be foolish for letting him go for nothing, it is clear that the Hammers just need him off the wage bill. The clause, according to Romano, is 50% of his next sale and that is a sizeable figure. It looks as if an exit for Anderson is about to go through.
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