West Ham make sixth and seventh summer signings

Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena are both West Ham players after completing deals yesterday evening and will be announced soon by the club.

Anderson completed a record club deal worth around £46m and that should be announced as early as today by the club.  Anderson obtained his work permit earlier this week and agreed personal terms said to be worth around £85,000 per week to the 25-year-old who has signed a five-year contract as a Hammer.

Corinthians centre-back Fabian Balbuena has also put pen to paper in a four-year deal after the Hammers after they paid a £3.5m release fee to the Brazilian club for their 26-year-old captain. He likely to be announced separately by the club in the coming days.

Anderson and Balbuena join Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmelenko which creates a new look West Ham.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “West Ham make sixth and seventh summer signings

  1. So the obvious question is, does it stop there, or are the club still looking to strengthen further?

    • What positions you think we need to strengthen apart from the strikers? …. realistically

      • I think a lot depends on which players are shipped out now. I’d agree with a striker, given Carroll’s latest injury and the rumours that Antonio is likely to go.

        I think we also tend to fill our first team squad, with youngsters that successive managers will never play, whereas the more successful sides tend to have their full quota of 25 senior pros, which leaves them better prepared than us for injuries. On this basis I would still be looking in midfield

  2. I’m astounded and excited (and many other emotions) about these signings and our overall transfer business this Summer. But I’m starting to feel a bit nervous about any negative impact too many more signings might have. Perhaps there wasn’t much cohesion or unity last season. Perhaps (and I hope) all of these signings will be only bring positives under the new boss, but I wonder if there can be too much disruption? Or am I just being overly worried?

  3. So excited I already have a song. Simon and Garfunkels Mrs Robinson
    Thanks to you Mr Anderson
    Westham gone and scored another goal
    So thanks to you Mr Anderson
    Westham has scored again woohoo

    Feel free to rubbish me if you like. I’m out dancing and marking days till we serve one to Liverpool.

  4. All very exciting and potentially the basis of a very good squad . Hopefully Noble will never rear his head again and I will take pleasure in watching talented players and be able write in praise of ability not loyalty .

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