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West Ham draw double blank on Anderson

West Ham are reported to have had a couple of knock backs in early bids to sell £35 million signing Felipe Anderson.

The Hammers appear to be working hard in their efforts to see the player off the wage list but so far there has been no interest among clubs they have approached.

Despite him and his brother making it clear he is merely on holiday in Italy a story has emerged in the Daily Star that both Lazio and Napoli have made it clear they are disinterested in the Brazilian.

Claretandhugh understand the Hammers have placed a £27 million valuation on the player but after he duffered a shocking shocking season they are struggling to find buyers.

It seems reasonable to assume that should they manage to get £20 million in the current market they will be doing well for a player who managed just one goal in 28 appearances.

As is the case with all clubs, agents will be wheeling and dealing their way around clubs in an effort to move Anderson on along with others.

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5 comments on “West Ham draw double blank on Anderson

  1. Ever since I first started watching football and footballers, I became hypnotised by the skilful players of ability…… But early on I also realised that skill was only any good if it was combined with desire and a will to win in equal measure.
    I scratch my head (and also did at the time) when Anderson first came to West Ham. Like most supporters I welcomed us spending that sort of money on a player of his ability and I trusted Pellegrini’s judgement on a player that he had been chasing for some considerable time (remember Maxi Gomez?).
    There were a couple of things that didn’t quite sit right with me at the time though….. A player of his ability coming to West Ham? and the fact that NONE of the Big clubs tried to gatecrash our signing???
    We now know WHY!
    Anderson for ALL of his abilities has little or no desire and Lazio played their hand with a poker face to extract the maximum amount of cash that they could out of a club like West Ham who were over-reaching. Anderson is a “known” quantity in Italy, so what clubs are going to be interested in him, let alone be willing to pay what WE paid for him?
    We may have to take a hit on the amount of transfer fee that we expect to get back, just to get him off the wage bill, because at 27 he should be at the peak of his powers. I don’t claim to have the answers, but it is clear to see that we have a Chinese puzzle at West Ham that will need to be solved sooner rather than later.
    That’s a thought China 🤔

  2. Anderson looked decent I thought in most games under MP when we played that possession based game, in a counter attacking game you would think with his pace he would be an assett but he doesn’t seem to want to run in a straight line, good when he is dribbling but he should add it to his game. I am happy enough if he stays having Fornals and Anderson on the left we have strength in depth going forward, maybe next season he will adapt to the Moyes style.

  3. No goal returns and limited assists.
    Get rid of quickly

  4. On the opposite flank Bowen is everything you’d want from Anderson….can score can assist has pace tracks back and works hard! Just replace with Diangana and save money for other areas simples

  5. If only it was that simple John. We need to sell Anderson and Lanzini ( at the very least) to raise the money for a LB, CB and a striker.
    Failing that we will be forced to sell Rice and/or Diop and, as time flys by, we will be trying to do that in a buyers market.
    None of this is Moyse’s fault, but he is in a real bind here. The longer we drag our feet the more of our designated targets will be snapped up by other clubs, but he is powerless without fresh money or key sales. IMO we need to face up to the fact very soon that the players we would like to sell are, in the current marketplace,unsaleable. That fact, once accepted, changes everything.

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