- West Ham United are very close to finalising a deal for Felipe Anderson from Lazio
- The 25-year-old Brazilian was a transfer target for Southampton and Leicester City this summer, while Manchester United also chased him till last year
- The deal will be in the region of €30m with additional bonuses of around €8m
With the 2018 Russia World Cup just around the corner, clubs are doing their best to bring in the required players as quickly as possible. Southampton who have not made a signing till now are on the verge of losing out on another target as West Ham Latest News suggests that the club are close to signing Felipe Anderson from Lazio.
West Ham United moving quickly after Pellegrini’s appointment
According to Italian news outlet TMW, West Ham United are looking all set to sign to Brazilian Felipe Anderson within the next few days. West Ham Transfer news suggests that the deal could be worth around €30m with additional bonuses swelling the figure to around €38m.
Southampton and Leicester City were the other two English clubs interested in the signing of the Anderson but according to West Ham News, Felipe Anderson to West Ham was always in favour of the Hammers, who will now be taking a deep breath following advanced talks with Anderson’s Italian club.
It’s not surprising to see a group of clubs vying for Felipe Anderson’s signing given how well he did for Simone Inzaghi’s side even though he wasn’t a regular in the starting 11. Last season, the Brazilian got on the scoresheet 4 times and gave an assist 11 times in his 21 top-flight appearances for the club.
The biggest piece of West Ham news came last week when the club announced that former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will be taking over as the manager and it is not surprising to see the Chilean move quickly this summer given that the World Cup is just around the corner. At just 25, there is a still a lot of time for Anderson to improve significantly, which makes this potential transfer a great piece of business for West Ham United.
Felipe Anderson a former Manchester United transfer target
We must also remember that Lazio was approached by Manchester United last summer and the summer before that in order to inquire about the possibility of signing Anderson from Lazio, however at that time according to Manchester United news, the Italian club outrightly rejected their proposal. But it seems one year on, they are finally ready to part with their key asset for a prize that they will feel justifies his talent.
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