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Big Hammers signing may be on exit list

Felipe Anderson looks to be on thin ice at West Ham United right now!

The Brazilian had an impressive season on his arrival at the club but really doesn’t appear to be the sort of operator that David Moyes truly appreciates.

Since the 3-2 defeat at Liverpool that has become more  apparent with the 26 year old making just two appearances as a sub – and a late one at that – against Saints and the Gooners.

Anderson has split opinion since arriving after  Manuel Pellegrini made it clear this was the one player he wanted above all others.

But he’s become a Marmite individual and doesn’t appear to be entirely to the Moyes taste.

The £35 million paid at the time doesn’t look money well spent under the Scot’s more pragmatic style of  management who moved for his type of player in Jarrod Bowen

The former Gull City man along with Pablo Fornals,  Tomas Soucek assuming we stay up, Declan Rice and with two up in most case in Haller and Antonio, looks the way forward for the Irons.

And that could see Anderson out in the cold and a transfer window candidate.



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18 comments on “Big Hammers signing may be on exit list

  1. A class act who we should not sell.

  2. Why not keep Anderson and ship out crap like Yarmolenko and Lanzini? No point selling Anderson when those 2 frauds remain at the club

  3. He is a frustrating player but when he wants to put himself out he can be brilliant.
    I personally would like to keep him.

    • I support the majority view to keep Anderson as he needs to put the hard yards in as in the premiership you need outstanding skill allied to hard work!
      Moyes understands that, Pellegrini didn’t!

  4. Anderson will be needed to create enough cjances to avoid relegation & to progress afterwards!

  5. This is EXACTLY why Moyes is the wrong man for the job.

    • Why does this mean Moyes should go? Because someone wrote an article saying that Anderson MAY be a transfer option?

      This is pure speculation….lets not knee jerk so hard we give ourselves a black eye, eh?

      I think Moyes plan to identify and utilise young English talent with some hand picked overseas players is the right idea. I dont think we can get caught up on the individuals until it happens.

  6. Cheerio

  7. sell him and lanzini moyes is looking for a young hungry team and going on his 2 signings so far its looking great for the future
    holland and diangana can fill their boots easily
    would want eke from qpr and the brentford striker in for haller

  8. I would keep him for another season at least….I agree he is marmite but he had a good first season and let’s face it Ogbonna apart (who himself was poor last season) most players have been awful this season.
    I agree Moyes’s style is different but Anderson could if he was had the confidence to shoot after his skilful pacey runs be just as effective as Bowen and those two playing wide and cutting in from either side would be a really exciting proposition as an alternative formation
    Anderson has flair skill pace and should be given an opportunity to adapt to what Moyes wants and in my opinion although sad to say it…Lanzini is the one on very very thin ice

  9. I won’t miss him. Vastly overrated, totally inconsistent and never looked like he cared much for West Ham. And I don’t care much for him. Other teams have spent less and got much more influential players for their money. I dont think Moyes is wrong and he won’t be the only Prem manager who doesn’t fancy Anderson. You intimate its Moyes’ perceived “negativity” being behind this. I don’t agree. Let’s see how many other managers rush to give us our 35 mill back. Not many, if any at all. We need a massive clear out of the many under achievers. But I’ve no confidence that we’ll replace them with anything better under the current clueless ownership. Jack Wilshere, dear me!

  10. Assuming we stay up (guessing he wouldn’t want to ply his trade in the Championship) then I’d keep him. It took a long time to get creative players at the club and I think he has a place here.

    • Agree with the idea in selling Anderson.
      No use holding onto “big potential” players with no bite like … Anderson, Jack Sprat, Winston Reid, Ajeti, Masuaku, Robero and Sanchez etc.
      And totally agree with the idea of bringing potential und23’s such as Holland, Diangana, Josh Cullen, Xander etc. As well as the 2 right backs.
      This would make a force hungrier team with wonderful flair, as well as goals in them.
      Coyi. God bless West Ham.

  11. Like most others comments I think this would be a mistake, he is one of the very few players we have with pace. Lose others Lanzini, Wilshere, Yarmolenko, Snodgrass, Ajeti, Sanchez, Masuaku etc we want technically gifted players to create chances, technically he is the highest quality player we possess.

  12. He is the most talented player we have and it would be a huge mistake to bin him. He was injured for quite a while and has not had, adequate game time to get back in the swing of a full on relegation battle.He is definitely a keeper. Lanzini,Yarmolenko and Snodgrass must be better candidates to go.

    • Agree entirely- our best player. End of.
      An injury riddled season with little front foot ball and with teams doubling up on him. The mid season spell last year showed he is our difference maker. Moyes job is to get best out of him. Watch the third goal away to Newcastle last season, strength, power and finishing plus chase back against Watford away last game of last season – ran length of pitch to defend and clear a tap in. The nonsense spouted about lack of effort and strength is just that. He needs love and adoration from fans and trust of a coach. No different to di Canio. Won’t always turn up but when he does he is different class.

  13. He’s just off form a bit, as most of the team have been. He’s our best player technically, he’s young and he’s quick, not the kind of player we should sell.
    I’m sure Moyes will get him a bit more aggressive and confident

  14. Should sign Eze from QPR to replace Anderson. We need to build a team of hungry professionals who really want to play for us….& he’s British.

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