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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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Athletico Easthamico 9:42 Wed Nov 27
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The bloke is at the Romford shop on Thursday at 5.30 if anybody wants to tell him to get his finger out.

goose 3:09 Tue Nov 26
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Moncurs Putting Iron 3:01 Tue Nov 26
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dealcanvey 3:03 Tue Nov 26
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Just dont think you can have both Anderson and Yarmolenko in the same 11. It is just too much luxury for a team in our situation.

Get Antonio in for one of them two and look how much better we would start looking.

AnotherDay_SameShit 3:03 Tue Nov 26
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'So your answer to our current situation is to keep playing the same eleven and same formation?''

No, that is your man Pellegrini's answer. Like I said first and foremost we need to start putting a lot more effort, commitment and passion into our game, without that moving around a couple of players won't make a jot of difference and you would have t be a fool to believe that it would.

Moncurs Putting Iron 3:01 Tue Nov 26
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The show pony when on form and allowed to do his thing takes chances and creates them.

he needs to be set free, not encumbered.

Russ of the BML 2:56 Tue Nov 26
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AnotherDay_SameShit 12:49 Tue Nov 26

So your answer to our current situation is to keep playing the same eleven and same formation?

Right, ok, thanks for that input. Really progressive thinking.

goose 1:54 Tue Nov 26
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that show pony was our most creative force last season and second (?) top scorer.
still tops the assists chart and chances created this season.

history is littered with creative players who help keep teams up.

simon.s 1:48 Tue Nov 26
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Show ponies generally don’t get you out of relegation scraps. We’ve been here before.

goose 1:41 Tue Nov 26
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he's exactly what we need, but we need him at the right end of the pitch and in the right situations.

simon.s 1:26 Tue Nov 26
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The tackle he pulled out of on Saturday was criminal. He’s exactly what we don’t need at the moment.

collyrob 1:18 Tue Nov 26
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goose 12:58 Tue Nov 26
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I know his stats are good for tackles and all. But when you watch him he jumps out of a lot of tackles and physical challenges.

goose 1:18 Tue Nov 26
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aside from the obvious its 'courage and resolve'.

courage to keep wanting the ball? well Anderson is one of the few who doesn't hide and always wants the ball.

he's one of the last people i'd drop.
he's an easy target because he keeps wanting the ball an tries to be creative.
probably gets more grief because he's foreign and doesn't dive into silly challenges (and gets booked).

AnotherDay_SameShit 1:10 Tue Nov 26
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Look it up if you don't know.

goose 12:58 Tue Nov 26
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What is “grit”?

He’s still our most productive creative player and runs more than anyone else. I think he’s even made more tackles than most.
Now that might change now Antonio is back, but there’s a few others that need looking at first.

AnotherDay_SameShit 12:49 Tue Nov 26
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Moving a couple of players around is not the answer. First and foremost we need some grit and desire. The only position Anderson deserves is the bench, he has run out of chances now. Holland deserves a go, guaranteed can't do any worse.

Russ of the BML 12:44 Tue Nov 26
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Or you drop Yarma, play Antonio on the right and put Anderson up front with Haller?

Russ of the BML 12:43 Tue Nov 26
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goose 11:51 Tue Nov 26

I think a 3-5-2 would help. I think you advocated it a month or so ago too.

Full backs up and down the wings. Then for me it would be Rice central, then Anderson left of the 3 and either Noble / Yarma right of the 3. I would then play Antonio up front with Haller.

This would pull Anderson more central and depending on the way the game pans out he can make his mind up as to how far up the field he plays.

This formation also promotes playing higher up the pitch where a) we can pressure higher up the pitch and b) when we make mistakes on the ball as our players seem to do way too much you hope its not in critical areas.

goose 11:51 Tue Nov 26
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confidence is a big thing, and his confidence is low.
despite that he's one of the few who actually wants the ball.
the stats show he runs more than most, he's quite often top of the distance covered stats.

and there sits the problem.........

reminds me of when Curbs took over and Tevez wasnt scoring - playing well but not scoring or creating goals.
what Curbs did was try to get him involved a lot closer to the other teams penalty box, he was simply playing too deep.

personally i'd get Anderson playing higher up the pitch, dont make him defend all the time. when we dont have the ball we can afford to leave two people up the pitch. get him closer to Haller and get him running at people higher up the pitch.

bill green 11:43 Tue Nov 26
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Yarmolenko has looked like a pub player last 8 games, swap him out for Antonio and get him and Anderson swapping over more and closer to Haller.

Cant understand the manager just leaving Anderson out left on his own.

ATBOG 10:58 Tue Nov 26
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Even at his West Ham best this time last year he still never went into 50/50's with any intent and tried to blag the oppo with failed nutmegs and deceptive look one way pass the other type passes. If someone could get hold of him, inject a bit of desire and concentration in him to help his game and decision making he'd be right up there at the very top instead of being classed as a non trying luxury wimp.

SteveJacko 10:46 Tue Nov 26
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Strange point, but that photo of him in this thread is the most animated I’ve ever seen him
in a West Ham shirt.

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