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Felipe Anderson - Signed

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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stepney hammer 8:53 Sun Oct 20
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"I would without doubt drop him for the next game and play Nathan Holland in his place."

Even if he did drop him, he'd likely play the useless cunt Snodgrass instead of Holland.

dicksie3 4:15 Sun Oct 20
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ATBOG 12:04 Sun Oct 20
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Sajmo1 11:58 Sun Oct 20

Hello Mr winter

Eerie Descent 12:01 Sun Oct 20
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As opposed to the official figures on Transfermarkt?

Sajmo1 11:58 Sun Oct 20
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By official you mean the statement from our club right? And let's not ignore the fact that we would have finished 15th without him last season.

Eerie Descent 11:57 Sun Oct 20
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The official fee was £36mil, which could rise to £42mil.

It's all absolutely irrelevant, mind, when he can barely find his teammates regularly with a football.

Sajmo1 11:54 Sun Oct 20
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It's what the most reliable site football site says. It doesn't include bonuses, however it's far from 45 mil.

twoleftfeet 11:53 Sun Oct 20
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The way he is playing we couldn't sell him for £3m let alone £30m, been a flop in my opinion.

Eerie Descent 11:43 Sun Oct 20
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I mean regardless of that, if it was £30mil (it wasn't) I'd still feel like we've had our pants pulled down.

Eerie Descent 11:42 Sun Oct 20
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You are on fucking drugs if you think the transfer cost £30mil. Was you living in a cave at the time when we signed him?

Sajmo1 11:40 Sun Oct 20
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We bought him for less then 30m according to transfermarkt.. I don't think that's a lot nowadays.

Eerie Descent 11:35 Sun Oct 20
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What do I expect from him honestly? For £45mil pound, I expect him to be able to regularly find his teammates with passes. I don't buy into this fucking bollocks that he's trying a worldy pass every time he's got the ball, or whatever cunt excuse anyone else is trying to make for him, in 3 of his last 4 games his passing accuracy has been below 70%. That is absolutely disgraceful for a player who cost that sort of money, and who is earning in excess of 100 bags a week.

I would without doubt drop him for the next game and play Nathan Holland in his place.

dicksie3 11:09 Sun Oct 20
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dicksie3 11:08 Sun Oct 20
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Sajmo1 10:55 Sun Oct 20
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What do you really expect from him honestly? If masuaku and lanzini are not up to it how does he do anything going forward? He is not the type of player that dribbles past whole defence and single handedly scores. He needs someone to link up with and, unfortunately, both manu and arthur are inconsistent while noble is nowhere near his level. As we've seen against norwich, when manu and arthur are up to it felipe plays out of his mind. The reality is that most of our players are either inconsistent or just not good enough. I'd love to see how we'd perform under different manager, however I'm afraid that's not the problem. How many top7 contenders have someone like fredericks and noblein their starting 11? Every time fredericks gets the ball in our half he just randomly kicks it. If you ever wondered why are we so bad at counter attacks here's your answer. If you rewatch norwich game you will see that masuaku started most of our attacks. We need someone like him (more consistent though) on the other flank and technically solid cm before we can even think of finishing top7.

ATBOG 10:29 Sun Oct 20
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Hermit, you can’t ignore what you see on the pitch week in week out. The tackles he makes are half hearted, he must get caught out 2-3 times a game trying to slide the ball just past them or nutmegging them, he rarely shoots when he has a clear opportunity and he doesn’t change pace even though he’s clearly very quick. It’s hugely annoying and it just looks like he’s going through the motions. I do agree with you 100% re noble though. You would think that a player so dedicated to his club and captain out there yesterday would be kicking arse big time over the level of effort or lack of it. His second purple patch of his whole career finished about two games ago. He’s not good enough. I’d play formals in there beside rice from now on as that’s where he did his best work for Villarreal. Rice as captain from now on.

wanstead_hammer 10:25 Sun Oct 20
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He’s just a lazy bastard. Don’t have an influence on anything. Kills the momentum when he gets it. Stands still once he’s passed it.
He’s just a big fairy and a Poser. (a mute one at that).

As the Specials once said “where did you get that Blank Expression on your face?”

Apart fm that he’s about average.

Keep dreaming 10:11 Sun Oct 20
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This match was very strange. Anderson was literally all over the place. 5min on the left, then in the middle, then right and so on. The same with fornals.

Anderson is talented player, but my gripe with him is his work ethic. If the team does well he excell, if it doesn't he disappears.

That said, I would much rather criticize
1. Pellegrini for some tactical stupid setups
2. Lanzini. Just what the fuck is he adding?
3. Fornals. He is a u23 player. End of story.

Hermit Road 10:03 Sun Oct 20
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If you're winger making 6 times as many tackles as a central midfielder, that's significant. If you want to ignore that and trust your nscked eye, then perhaps you need to look again at all the extra work that someone has to put in to make that many more tackles.

Percy Dalton 9:56 Sun Oct 20
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The old stats question only a zombie takes notice of them.
All I see is a bloke with huge potential but struggles to impose himself on the game.If he was that good he wouldn't have come to us

Hermit Road 9:36 Sun Oct 20
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This lazy fucker has made 3 times as many assists as anyone else and the 3rd highest amount of tackles in our side.

There's another player, untouchable as far as most of the fans on this board are concerned who doesnt create anything and has made 1/6th of the tackles that Anderson has.

Anderson is an excellent player, the idea that he doesnt pitch in defensively is gibberish and if you think it you're thinking is the lazy thing, not his performances..

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