West Ham United winger Felipe Anderson has left the Premier League to join Portuguese side Porto on loan until the end of the season.
The Brazil international has not been a feature in the Premier League this season, only coming off the bench to make two appearances, but has played in all three Carabao Cup games.
Felipe Anderson Joins Porto on Loan
We can confirm that Felipe Anderson has joined Portuguese side FC Porto on a season-long loan.
The Club wishes Felipe all the best for his loan spell.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) October 6, 2020
A Record Signing
To bring the 27-year old to the Premier League, the Hammers broke their transfer record in the summer of 2018 when they signed him from Lazio for £36 million. He signed an initial four-year contract for West Ham but, with the addition of Jarrod Bowen, chances have become limited.
The pacy winger hasn’t reached the heights expected of him, scoring a dozen times in 72 appearances in all competitions, with Hammers fans hoping he would have made a similar impact to their former midfielder, Dimitri Payet.
Anderson didn’t appear in David Moyes’ side’s emphatic win against Leicester City and the boss is now willing to let the Brazilian go.
With Moyes quarantining following a positive Covid-19 test, West Ham have still been active on deadline day. Josh Cullen has departed the London Stadium to join Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht.
The club announced the signing of Czech right-back Vladimir Coufal from Slavia Prague on Friday and he was instrumental at the weekend with an impressive opening performance.
Despite leaving it so late on the Premier League’s allocated deadline day, Porto had the luxury of taking their time over the deal as the Portuguese window does not close for another three weeks, but have now completed the deal.
They have landed Anderson on an initial loan, but an option to make it permanent has not been obligated by the Hammers.
He made 25 appearances last season in the Premier League, scoring once and assisting four times.
Jack Wilshere also departed West Ham, having been released from his contract.