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Should West Ham regret the £53.5m cost on Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko?

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Should West Ham regret the £53.5m cost on Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko?

It was no secret in the summer that West Ham needed recruits in wide areas, something that manager Manuel Pellegrini moved swiftly to address.

The Hammers signed wide men Felipe Anderson for £36million (BBC) from Lazio and Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund for £17.5million (Sky Sports).

Left-winger Anderson, 25, certainly needs to raise his game to justify his price tag and his return of one goal so far doesn’t reflect his potential.

Meanwhile, 29-year-old right-winger Yarmolenko showed glimpses of quality with a brace in a win over Everton, but has now been sidelined with a long-term injury.

 

West Ham’s transfer business in recruiting the wide areas certainly hasn’t gone to plan as of yet and they may be relying on Anderson to come good for them.

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It may be even more frustrating when they look across at Premier League club Bournemouth, who spent just £11.5million (Sky Sports) to sign dazzling attacker David Brooks from Sheffield United in the summer.

The 21-year-old has already scored three Premier League goals as he adjusts quickly to the top flight and is a right-winger in brilliant form right now.

He is a Wales internatonal that proves there is still value in the transfer market and the Brooks deal puts West Ham to shame as it stands.

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