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Barty 3:36 Tue Jun 19
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West Ham United complete Club record Felipe Anderson transfer

West Ham United are delighted to confirm the Club record signing of Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson.



Anderson joins Manuel Pellegrini’s side on a four-year contract, having completed five hugely-successful seasons in Italy with Lazio.

The Brazilian, who has been capped at senior level by his country, scored eight goals and assisted ten more in his 32 appearances for the Rome club last term.

Anderson’s undoubted creative ability was a key factor in the Club moving for the 25-year-old – the Hammers’ seventh signing of the summer so far after the arrivals of Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Fabian Balbuena.

The man, himself, cannot wait to test himself in the Premier League.

"I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United," Anderson told whufc.com. "West Ham is a club with a lot of tradition, lots of great players have played here, like Bobby Moore, Carlos Tevez and Di Canio.

"They were great players and idols here, and I’m aiming big, who knows, maybe I could hit their heights and be a legend here too. I'm really happy to be here. It's a dream come true.

"I want to thank the owner, David Sullivan, because he made a big effort to bring me here. I know how difficult it was, so I have to thank him a lot, and I hope I can repay his faith in me on the pitch with goals and winning games."

Director of Football Mario Husillos is delighted to have welcomed the winger to London Stadium and believes Anderson's signing shows the Club's intent for the coming campaign.

"We are very happy and pleased to welcome Felipe to West Ham United," Husillos said.

“We believe that we have signed one of the most exciting talents in European football. Felipe has shown a fantastic level of performance at Lazio in recent seasons and we believe that he will now bring that quality to the Premier League. He is also a player very suited to the style of Manuel Pellegrini.

“For West Ham United this is a very big statement, a club record, so we must thank the owners for their support and work in making this transfer possible.

“It is a negotiation that has taken some time but it is a very good sign that Felipe was determined to become a West Ham player, and we feel very confident that he will become a big success at London Stadium.”

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said: “Felipe was a main target of the manager so we are delighted we’ve been able to bring him to the Club.

“We’re very pleased with the business we’ve done so far and I hope the supporters are just as excited as we are about the squad we are building here at West Ham.

“The deal sees us significantly break our transfer record and we feel it’s a real statement of intent.”

Born in Santa Maria, Brazil, Anderson made his way in football with Sao Paolo side Santos, making his senior debut in October 2010, when he was just 17.

The following year he helped Santos win the Copa Libertadores – South America’s equivalent of the Champions League – before heading to Europe to link up with Lazio in the summer of 2013.

He wasted little time in making his mark in Italy, scoring eleven goals in the 2014/15 campaign and playing a major role as Lazio reached the final of that season’s Coppa Italia.

In total he scored 34 goals in 177 Lazio appearances, lifting the 2017 Supercoppa Italiana along the way, and last term led the league in terms of dribbles, with an average of 5.4 per game.

He has also enjoyed success on the international stage, winning an Olympic Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, and making his senior Selecao debut in a friendly against Mexico in 2015.

Everyone at West Ham United would like to welcome Felipe and his family to the Club and wish him every success in his career with the Hammers.

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dealcanvey 11:16 Wed Feb 26
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Mad to think this time last year there was talk of big clubs offering region 70 mill for him.

Manuel 10:05 Wed Feb 26
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The sad reality of this is that there isn't gonna be anymore to come from him, this is it and it's nowhere near good enough for what we paid. Spew out pointless facts all you want but we had our trousers pulled down. Just another legacy of Pellegrini's failed reign.

Stowie.40 9:27 Wed Feb 26
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End of the day, he’s nowhere near worth the money we paid for him and is easily replaceable. It wouldn’t be like when Payet went and we couldn’t get a player of that quality to come in. We Could have signed Traore and Maddison together for what we paid for him and regardless of stats they are miles better players.

Rossal 9:03 Wed Feb 26
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Sajmo1 7:56 Tue Feb 25

Ok so is Anderson your player of the year?

southbankbornnbred 1:42 Wed Feb 26
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Kaiser Zoso 4:15 Tue Feb 25
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When you were playing football Alex, did you dribble up to a full back and think 'one more defender beaten and I'm 5th in the team stats for this season'?


Ag ag ag!

I have to say, although I rib him for his reliance on DATA, I actually appreciate Alex's STATTO role. Stats have some value in football. Nowhere near as much value as some believe, but they have value - and somebody's got to look at them. Alex is WHO's someone. It takes all sorts.

solidbond 9:52 Tue Feb 25
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Tart

ted fenton 8:39 Tue Feb 25
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As said before he's got great feet good vision but never tackles ! he bottles contact and is asking for a leg break.

Sajmo1 7:56 Tue Feb 25
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Rossal what are you on mate.. Again, 2 goals scored from open play in 8 games without him. 1 every 4 games. And you are saying that he was shit since the beginning of the season. Highest rated player according to whoscored btw.

crystal falace 5:50 Tue Feb 25
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I missed the first 25 minutes last night as i had my own football i couldnt get out of. but in the part i watched i thought he looked decent,

Obviously rusty but he still left the supposed best right back in the world for dead at least 2 or 3 times but was just so isolated when he got forward that finding a pass against the best defence in the league was always going to prove difficult.

That being said there were also a number of times when he let Alexander-Arnold just run away from him and could have cost us a goal on at least one occasion.

I think he needs to be playing in more of a free role where a "luxury" player has more cover rather than our fullback being outnumbered every time he fails to track back properly.

Rossal 5:44 Tue Feb 25
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Like i said, when he has a good game against anyone on that list come find me :D

Sajmo1 5:31 Tue Feb 25
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"So now he is the first line of defence, but always covers Cresswell.." Well...yes? Not sure how to respond tbh

Sajmo1 5:28 Tue Feb 25
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Rossal 2 goals from open play in 8 games without him. Heavily involved in most of our goals. 3rd best tackler in the team. There's not much to disagree about.

goose 5:10 Tue Feb 25
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we need to score goals to stay up, we sure as hell aren't keeping clean sheets.
he is our most creative player especially from open play. he needs to be on the pitch and in positions he can effect the game.

dogfights are for teams with a work ethic but no talent. we have plenty of talent - lets use it.

Rossal 5:00 Tue Feb 25
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Its from the oracle Alex V

So now he is the first line of defence, but always covers Cresswell.....so he must be getting dribbled past TWICE to get top of that list?

Its never better to get dribbled past youre clutching at straws now.

When he has a decent game against anyone on that list then come back to me. Until then he is a waste of space in a relegation dogFIGHT.

Lee Trundle 4:46 Tue Feb 25
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"Ffs play Bowen"

Why on earth would MOYES do that?

"In training I've seen someone who looks very sharp, who looks match fit, who is ready to play,"

That to me says he's nowhere near ready to start.

Bishopsfinger 4:41 Tue Feb 25
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Whilst I think he’s a bottle and I don’t particularly like him. He’s the type of player that can come up with something. He just doesn’t do it enough. I also think he’s being played in the wrong position. He needs a free role with options. The options aren’t there at the moment because we are to slow and don’t get in behind. Stick Antonio up there , play Bowen and get the midfield to support. All great but I’m a relegation battle he’s not our man. Maybe as half hour sub he can come on and give us a chance or two.

He’s not interested and that’s clear to see. So for that reason he can’t be starting and the same goes for Haller.

Ffs play Bowen.

Sajmo1 4:26 Tue Feb 25
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Rossal I've literally said "goals from open play" in my first post. 2 in 8 games says it all. 1st in dribbled past stat? No idea where you've found that stat but I mean he is a winger and a first line of our defense. You'd expect a forward to top that list no? Also, it's better to get dribbled past in some occasions then faul your player like Snodgrass and concede a stupid free kick. I'd like to see who gets dribbled past the most in the top teams. It has to be a goalkeeper then.

Lee Trundle 4:19 Tue Feb 25
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You'll always be my #1, V.

goose 4:17 Tue Feb 25
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Snodders has more but has played more minutes. Open play it’s no contest.

Tackles number is from the PL website.

Kaiser Zoso 4:15 Tue Feb 25
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When you were playing football Alex, did you dribble up to a full back and think 'one more defender beaten and I'm 5th in the team stats for this season'?

Rossal 4:15 Tue Feb 25
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"He is #1 on the 'dribbled past' per 90 metric, ie he's the weakest player in the squad to face up against an opponent defensively in a 1 on 1."


So his intelligent play covering Cresswell is going well then ay Saj?

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