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Anderson options revealed

Hammer Felipe Anderson will return to West Ham at the end of the season following his  loan spell with FC Porto according to reports in Portugal.

The Portuguese team will not be exercising an option to buy and do not wish to extend the loan period.

According to Pedro Almeida who reports on transfer news in Portugal his return to East London will be short-lived.

The Brazilian is not in David Moyes plans and the Hammers will look to sell him or loan him out for his remaining 12 months of his West Ham contract if there are no takers for a permanent deal.

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One club that is claimed to have shown interest in the player is Fiorentina but his wage demands could be a problem.

While West Ham is desperate to recover some of the £35m they paid Lazio for Anderson they could consider cancelling his contract by mutual consent as a last resort if there is no serious interest this summer.

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9 comments on “Anderson options revealed

  1. a little surprised that the rumours are he wont be given another shot by moyes

    he’s a much more useful player than benni, much better defender and excellent tackling technique if we can get him focused on his responsibilities

    he was insane in his first season, surely moyes can manage to get that out of him again

    worth to us far more as an attacking option on the bench, next years schedule is looking long, we have to be insane to pay him off

    • Agree with u Jeff, Anderson far too good to be paid off.

      At some point, Anderson himself has to stand up and take responsibility for his actions, attitude and performances…..

      We could offer him to Man U in exchange for Lingard….

  2. Sorry, did you just use the words ‘better defender’ and ‘excellent tackling technique’ to describe Felipe Anderson? I’m confused as most of us think he is THE WORST tackler we’ve ever seen. As for defending, it’s more than just jogging back into the defensive third of the pitch. I don’t honestly think I’ve EVER seen him defend/tackle. I’m not saying you’re wrong to think that but I’d love to know where I could find evidence to back your point up.

    • this is a common complaint of anderson, people think he doesn’t contribute defensively yet when people say that he was often leading tackles from midfield in his first season

      the issue with him is a bit like masuaku – who is also an excellent tackler, they can both switch off, masuaku tends to lack concentration at key points but with felipe i think it’s also a lack of determination

      IF he is up for it he can put impressive defensive numbers, you ask for evidence, that’s easy, look at his defensive contribution stats for west ham on whoscored

    • Yes i had to look at that comment twice myself?
      He has bags of skills but the reason i think moyes sent him out on loan is that he is lazy.
      So often in the last season he played for us he would lose the ball and wouldn’t track back to regain it.
      It’s a pity but i’m sure the guy is just content to pick up his wages every week

  3. Great job loaning him to a club who’s manager didn’t want him. Incompetent.

  4. Agree with Jeff and Blimey. When Felipe was with us before, we were playing a very different style of football hoping to rely on a big signing or two to propel the whole team from 19th to somewhere safe. Now that Wee Davey and his team are getting the most out of what we have (and how well that is going!) and everyone is trying their best doing what comes naturally, we may discover that Felipe Anderson will thrive without the pressure of being the ‘big money’ guy having to do it all. He might turn out to be just as good a signing as Jesse Lingard loan. No longer a case of either/or in our side. We are no longer limited to players in a rigid formation with only one position and one role. Good players can play anywhere. We have good players. Felipe Anderson has shown before now that he is a good player. Give him the talk. Explain what we’re doing. Then unleash the beast. He might need a few games to realise his new freedom and commitments but Said Benrhama is also a work in progress.

  5. In all aspects of working life you don’t lose what makes you good at your job. You either lose heart, interest or for reasons not related to the job, you lose focus.
    Anderson was great in his first season, what made him great hasn’t left him. I think with the possibility of European football next season giving us a potential build up of fixtures, an Anderson in the right frame of mind would be a huge asset.
    If anyone should judge or coax it from him I trust that David Moyse is the man.
    Showing some faith in him might actually do us a huge favour.

  6. The debate regarding Anderson has left me confused but with the realisation that some of us see things that clearly aren’t there to most of us, and possibly visa versa.
    When we were in a world of trouble before Moyes showed up, the microscope was on every player in the team…. and even the manager that had brought him to this club didn’t know what to do with him (that in itself should be a red flag). I watched Anderson and have played enough football in my time to recognise a shirker when I see one…and not only was Anderson a grade A shirker…… he had also lost the ability to even attempt to take on his opposite number when he had the ball….nothing but square, back passes plus a little bit of jogging about…..he gave us NOTHING down that left hand side and effectively contributed to our left hand side being the focus of attack for every team that we came up against.
    When Moyes arrived I was shocked with his persistance to give Anderson game time, eventually he saw what most of us saw and realised that for the good of the team, he had to leave Anderson out. Going out on loan was an opportunity (same as Lingard and Dawson) to either put yourself in the shop window or prove to your manager that you are still worthy of a place in the team…….this requires GRAFT……the graft that he has still not shown on loan.
    What about the negative effect of having a player like Anderson (or a Wilshere type) around the squad?
    Bottom Line…….. I TRUST Moyes’s judgement as he has done MORE than enough to prove that he is a Top Top Manager……That’s where MY Loyalty lies…with the Manager!

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