West Ham’s £41m record signing Felipe Anderson ‘could leave amid fears he will be sidelined by David Moyes next season… with former club Lazio looking at the playmaker after missing out on David Silva’
- Felipe Anderson enjoyed a super first season at West Ham, scoring 10 goals
- But in 2019-20 he struggled for form and fitness in a relegation scrap
- And now the Brazilian is worried about his future first-team prospects at the club
Felipe Anderson is facing an uncertain West Ham future and is weighing up whether to leave the club ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League season.
According to The Sun, the £41million attacker is fearful of his first-team prospects under David Moyes. The playmaker started just four times under the Scot following his appointment as manager last December.
It is believed his former club Lazio could be interested in trying to bring the Brazilian back after missing out on the free signing of David Silva.
Felipe Anderson only started four games under David Moyes at West Ham last season
He only scored once in the Premier League after hitting 10 goals in his debut West Ham season
Silva opted for Real Sociedad over the Italians at the final minute so, much to the dismay of the Serie A club, they are on the hunt for a new playmaker.
And that’s where Anderson comes into their thinking, but the asking price could prove a major stumbling block.
West Ham will not want to take a drastic cut on the £41m they splashed out on Anderson back in July 2018 – a club record.
Anderson made an impressive start to Premier League life under the guidance of Moyes’ predecessor, Manuel Pellegrini.
Anderson’s case was not helped by a hamstring issue hindering his bid for full fitness
Anderson’s former club Lazio are looking for a playmaker after losing out on David Silva
He struck 10 goals in his debut season but in 2019-20 his formed dipped drastically as West Ham slid towards the bottom three.
Moyes clearly felt he had better options and hardly used Anderson – the Brazilian scored just once in the most recent campaign.
His case was further dented by hamstring issues, as well as the form of those ahead of him such as Michael Antonio, Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals.
Lazio finished fourth in Serie A last season and qualified for the Champions League.