Report: West Ham set to allow midfielder to rejoin old club on a free transfer
Italian website TuttoMercatoWeb claim that West Ham United are set to allow Felipe Anderson to leave the Hammers on a free transfer. The Brazilian is pushing for a return to former club Lazio. The report says West Ham will let him go for nothing, but want a clause included in a deal.
Anderson, 28, has struggled at West Ham. Though he impressed in his first season following his club-record move from Lazio, Anderson flopped during 2019-20. Then, he was loaned to Porto last term. But the attacker only managed to play 10 times for the Champions League quarter-finals.
The report claims that Anderson is close to returning to former side Lazio, where he produced 73 goal involvements in 177 games for the Serie A side. However, West Ham want a clause included that sees them receive 50% of his future sell-on fee. It sees the Hammers wipe his big wages off the list.
West Ham transfer news: On a free, is Anderson exit the right decision?
Without a doubt. Anderson never really proved his transfer fee, the best part of £40million. While it sees West Ham make a massive loss in terms of his transfer fee, it must be said that the Hammers have recently got massive value for money on their recent signings. Tomas Soucek for example.
Jarrod Bowen, Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson and even Jesse Lingard – the Hammers have spent little but got plenty back. Failing to get a fee for Anderson is a blow, but getting him off the wage bill is more important. The clause is also a considerable one, going forward.