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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.

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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.

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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.

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