West Ham’s Felipe Anderson could reportedly become a summer target for Real Madrid – and many of the club’s supporters are split over whether they should consider selling him or not.
According to Sky Sports, La Liga giants Madrid are planning a move for the 25-year-old if they fail to bring in Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
The report details that Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has turned to Anderson as a different option for the summer and a potential £65million swoop has been mentioned.
West Ham signed Anderson for £36million (BBC) at the beginning of the season and they could be offered the chance to make a £29million profit on him just a year later.
The Brazilian winger has taken to the Premier League well this campaign and is a speed machine that gets supporters off their seats.
He’s been directly involved in 14 goals in 35 games across all competitions this season, but his only goal in 2019 so far has come in the FA Cup.
There has been a mixed response from West Ham fans about the speculation, with some feeling that it would be too good to turn away a mammoth £65million fee for him if Madrid up their intent.
But others on social media are strongly against showing the skilful wide man the exit doors and feel he’s still got plenty to achieve under manager Manuel Pellegrini.
He’s shown glimpses of real technical quality and at his age still has so much potential to fulfil.
Here are some of the West Ham fans on interest in Anderson:
hahahaha, clearly watching his highlight reel and not a full 90 minutes of play?
— Dylan (@Dylan_WHU) March 21, 2019
Would be good there but there’s defo better left wingers so leave him alone
— Xande (@GoldXandeSilva) March 21, 2019
Il fly him over myself
— Stuart Quinn (@StewyQ) March 21, 2019
Why not eriksen or richarlison, keep your hands off COYI
— Mark McCarthy (@mark9726) March 21, 2019
70m+ and deal
— B. ⚒ (@EmersonWHUFC) March 21, 2019
As a West Ham fan, he’s nowhere near good enough for Madrid
— jh⚒ (@joeharris06) March 21, 2019
Depends how much! He is good but very inconsistent, if we got 50% more than what we paid I be tempted to say yes.
— ⚒⚒TonyCOYI⚒⚒ (@CoyiTony) March 21, 2019