Romano: £36M Hammer set for Serie A switch


Felipe Anderson, the former West Ham winger, is reportedly on the verge of joining Juventus, according to sources.

The 30-year-old Brazilian is likely to leave Lazio at the end of the summer, as his contract concludes, marking the end of his second period with the Italian club. During his time with Lazio, he tallied 56 goals and 63 assists over 318 matches.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has reported that Anderson is close to staying in Italy, with Juventus nearly finalising a deal. The club has apparently made a “formal proposal” to Anderson, and they are in the “final stages” of a verbal agreement, with the deal expected to be confirmed shortly.

Anderson cost West Ham a fortune in lost transfer fees

Hammers record signing for NOTHING. Former West Ham winger Felipe Anderson will join Juve

Anderson’s tenure at West Ham lasted three years, including a loan spell at Porto. In East London, he scored 12 goals and made 13 assists in 73 games. After returning to West Ham, David Moyes initially gave Anderson regular playtime, but eventually, his confidence in the winger waned, similarly to record signing Sebastien Haller.

With a transfer fee of £36 million, Anderson’s time at West Ham could be seen as one of the club’s significant transfer disappointments. It’s somewhat surprising to see him moving to a club as prestigious as Juventus, but without a transfer fee involved, Juventus probably view signing Anderson as a low-risk move.

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