West Ham's Felipe Anderson Holds Talks With Lazio Over Potential Summer Move

03 August 2020 04:27

West Ham winger Felipe Anderson is currently in Rome meeting with Lazio representatives over a potential summer move.

After an exciting debut season at the London Stadium, the tricky Brazilian forward's form has fallen off dramatically in his second season at the club.

According to Football Insider, David Moyes is open to selling Anderson, who has fallen down the pecking order at the club.

Anderson has had a poor second season with the club.

The discussions over a potential transfer are believed to be in preliminary stages, with nothing set in stone as of yet, though these talks are a massive indicator that Anderson knows his time at the Hammers is up.

Signed at the start of the 2018/19 campaign by Manuel Pellegrini for a club record £36m, Anderson made 40 appearances in his debut season, scoring ten and assisting five.

This term however, the former Santos man has made just 27 appearances, scoring once and assisting five in a wholly inconsistent season. Moyes opted for more reliable options as the Hammers battled their way out of a relegation dogfight.

West Ham narrowly avoided the drop this season.

Anderson featured in just three out of nine matches since the restart, though looked lethargic and uninterested at times, prompting Moyes to severely limit his playing time in the latter stages of the season.

With two years remaining on his contact with West Ham, Moyes will be looking to recoup as much as he can for the winger as he looks to build his own successful side at the London Stadium.

Moyes is in need of funds to recruit new players for next season.

Serie A is thought to be the ideal destination for Anderson. Napoli are long-term admirers, but with their £74m signing of Lille's Victor Osimhen, it is unlikely they will fork out for the out-of-favour Hammer.

Anderson joined Lazio from Santos back in 2013/14. Having spent five years at the club, the 27-year-old is believed to be using his connections at the Stadio Olimpico to try and engineer a move back to the Biancocelesti.

Source: 90min