Portuguese giants Porto are reportedly in advanced talks to sign West Ham United‘s Felipe Anderson. Fabrizio Romano reports that the deal is a “work in progress”. It is believed that Porto want to do a deadline day deal with the Hammers to sign Anderson on loan.
Porto Keen to Sign West Ham United’s Felipe Anderson
Porto are in advanced talks to sign Felipe Anderson from West Ham. Work in progress. 🚨 #WHUFC #Porto #DeadlineDay
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2020
West Ham Could Do With Felipe Anderson’s Wages off the Payroll
Felipe Anderson, who cost a club record £36 million when he signed in July 2018 from Lazio has made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and with talks in progress, it appears manager David Moyes is willing to let the Brazillian leave. With Anderson earning £115,000-a-week at West Ham, his departure would give the club and Moyes a wage budget boost should they wish to make any late additions. Porto are looking to take the forward on loan.
Letting Such a Talented Option Go Is Risky
Allowing Anderson to leave could be a risk for Moyes and West Ham. The talented Brazillian forward has fallen down the pecking order this season, however, he still has the ability to create and score goals, as he has shown in his three Carabao Cup appearances this season. Should injuries begin to mount, being unable to call upon the Brazil international may fill David Moyes with regret.
Felipe Anderson had an excellent first season with The Hammers after joining from Lazio. He scored nine league goals in that first campaign, however, he failed to show the same sort of form last season, scoring just once.
Anderson is a player with undoubted talent, however, he has failed to progress as many had hoped. A loss of the talented player would be a blow for United, though, a new start could be best for all concerned.
A Mixed Start to the Season for West Ham
West Ham have had a mixed start to the new season. Two defeats in their opening two league games had fans rightly concerned. The next two league games have given the fans hope of a good season. A 4-0 demolition of Wolverhampton Wanderers was followed by an unexpected 3-0 victory at high flying Leicester City.
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