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West Ham winger Felipe Anderson yet to justify £36m price tag

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West Ham winger Felipe Anderson yet to justify £36m price tag

West Ham are now 10 Premier League games into the reign of manager Manuel Pellegrini and there are certainly signs that the team has huge potential, but they won’t get anywhere without consistency.

The Hammers have had a number of individuals in the side that have dazzled at times, but are still yet to really hit top gear over an extended period.

Club record signing Felipe Anderson is perhaps one of the biggest culprits for that and there is definitely more from him to come at the London Stadium.

West Ham splashed out £36million (BBC) to sign the Brazilian attacker in the summer form Lazio and the deal could rise to £41.5million.

 

The left-winger is certainly yet to justify that price tag and has someway to go to pay back that investment.

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He is a speed machine that has shown glimpses of his quality and has the ability to breeze past full-backs like they are not there.

Anderson has chipped in with one goal and two assists so far this campaign, but that’s not enough for someone that is the club’s record signing and is a mainstay in Pellegrini’s starting XI.

His work-rate and desire to track back defensively is to be admired, but West Ham need him to be expressive and focus on becoming their match-winner.

West Ham have some favourable fixtures coming up and it could be just a matter of time before Anderson really comes to the party in English football, but it has to be sooner rather than later.

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