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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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OneAll 7:04 Tue Nov 6
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last season he had a tear in the the abductor muscle and was out for 6 months plus

The Human Stain 5:25 Tue Nov 6
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he looks a lot better when other players think on his wavelength. I also wonder if having a slightly (only slightly) more dependable left back behind him helped.

Bernie 12:13 Tue Nov 6
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Played Phil son

Russ of the BML 11:44 Tue Nov 6
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Rossal 3:22 Mon Nov 5

They were. But one thing they also were was hard and physical which O think is the area he has struggled most to come to terms with.

If he can have a blinder against a physical and at times cynically dirty Burnley I think he may have cracked it.

The Mercernary 4:35 Mon Nov 5
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This is from the official site:

“The fans here are incredible,” said the match-winner. “I’ve never seen something like that. At the beginning of the season it was very hard, I didn’t play well and they kept on motivating me, they kept on supporting me, and that stayed in my heart and I’m really happy that I could bring them some joy.”

I like him a whole lot more now!

AnotherDay_SameShit 3:46 Mon Nov 5
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Much better on saturday but he still cannot beat a player?

Rossal 3:22 Mon Nov 5
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Saturday will be whether we find out or not Russ......yes he was good saturday but Burnley were dreadful

Russ of the BML 2:44 Mon Nov 5
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Out of all our signings he seems to be the one that has taken longer to get up to speed. Looks like he might finally be there. More of the same please Felipe.

Jim79 2:39 Mon Nov 5
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FCJ I think Carroll only plays 1 in every 10, factor in the games that are good and the ratio is even more depressing.

I was always frustrated that Anderson seemed to bottle every 50/50 ball and pull his foot out every time. Saturday he was certainly more committed and put himself about a lot more. West Ham fans love a player who does that and with the array of chances he had, scored and created against Burnley more performances like that will only ingratiate him to us, its all about consistency but on Saturday he was first class.

Eggbert Nobacon 1:35 Mon Nov 5
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zico 10:13 Mon Nov 5
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Still not convinced we have a consistent player on our hands

if he consistently played at or near his best he'd never have signed for us in the first place

Fivetide 11:58 Mon Nov 5
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As well as the fact he was playing against a truly awful Burnley team (who we somehow still managed to ship two goals against) I feel Anderson was almost embarassed into a good performance by the brilliant efforts of Diangana, and the admirable work put in by Snodgrass.

Now he's shown he can do it, we need to see it more regularly and against decent opposition.

And he should never take a corner again, ever.

Full Claret Jacket 10:40 Mon Nov 5
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BRANDED 10:01 Mon Nov 5

If it's 1 in 5 then it's better than Andy Carroll was which was more 1 in 10. I think he has been lazy and complacent. Deserved some stick but not all of it.
It is hard for a player to come to this league where you have to be at 100% the whole match against every team. You don't get a rest, you don't get time on the ball. That doesn't suit every player and his price tag has put a great deal of expectation on him.
If this guy can be a game changer and get us points then he's a great buy but I'm sure there will be plenty of games where he is anonymous. That happens with a lot of players at other sides too as well as players we've had in the past. Teams will target stopping him.

Enjoyed the win. Was looking dodgy at 2-2 but glad we didn't tire and settle for a draw and went all out to get the 3 points.

zico 10:13 Mon Nov 5
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One swallow doesn't make a summer but a good game but will need to back it up against better teams and when things aren't going well. Still not convinced we have a consistent player on our hands but hopefully his confidence will have taken a boost.

BRANDED 10:01 Mon Nov 5
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I thought his whole thing was one great game in five?

Trevor B 10:01 Mon Nov 5
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One noticeable difference was that he seemed to have quite a roaming role across the attacking midfield area, rather than being stuck out wide the entire game like he has often done in the past.

Rossal 9:59 Mon Nov 5
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He was great, could of had 4 or 5 goals. The workrate and desire was there and therefore the performance followed. Now he has shown us what potential is there, up to the lad to produce it every week.

brick_lane_batty_boy 9:40 Mon Nov 5
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I disagree about his dribbling - He doesn't really beat anybody because he isn't quick enough or strong enough to get by them even if he does do a trick. How many times have we seen him try to push it past somebody, only for him to go flailing onto the floor arms up because he's been bullied out of it ?

I genuinely want him to be good. But you look at Diagana vs Anderson - one's a youth player 19 years of age, the other is 40mm euros from a top Italian side - and for me, i'd take Diagana all day long at the moment.

Lets hope the couple of goals help him kick on

fraser 8:59 Mon Nov 5
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Best dribbling skills in a,long time..not sure I'd agree with that Lanzini is very skilful, and then there was that French cunt.

Texas Iron 8:25 Mon Nov 5
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Slow start...but very good stats...
The goals will help confidence...
Has probably the best first touch ...close control and dribbling skills seen in a Hammers player in a very long time...
Long may he continue in this vein of form and effectiveness...
Definitely looked 40 million on Saturday...

easthammer 12:33 Mon Nov 5
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I am undecided about Anderson. His performances (until yesterday - Man Utd aside) have imo been average to poor. With the worst performances being the two games against Spurs.

Despite thinking him average at best I disagree with those that label him as someone who doesn't work. I just don't think he has been very effective. With a strange defect in the technique of corner taking.

Although despite this the stats seem to show that after 10 games in the Prem (so not including yesterday) he is the 8th best provider of chances in league. With 21 chances created he is one place higher the Salah (20). David Silva is top with 31.

I think with the exception of the Spurs cup game he is better when he moves inside or switches wing.

Up to the league game against Spurs I thought he was growing in confidence and was on the up. Lets hope after yesterday he is back on that track.

He is doing better than Arnie was this time last year.

I'll wait and see

Lily Hammer 11:44 Sun Nov 4
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I think he's benefiting from Diangana's form. As tricky as Yarmolenko was becoming, he wasn't torturing defences like the youngster does, so the oppo are having to double up on Diangana, maybe more than double if Arnie goes over to help him, and then suddenly Anderson has a lot more space to play with.

It should work well for us, overload one side and look for the quick crossfield ball to the other free side. It seems the players were briefed on this, as they showed an awareness that has been lacking.

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