West Ham are slowly starting to see a queue of clubs start to form as outcasted star Felipe Anderson is starting to attract interest.
Currently out on loan at FC Porto, Felipe Anderson is having a tough season. The manager of Porto has criticised the West Ham winger for his work effort. Anderson has only managed 218 minutes if action since he joined the Portuguese side on loan.
The Brazilian was once the Hammer’s record signing and most influential player. After a tough second season in the Premier League Anderson fell down the pecking order. David Moyes preferred hard-workers over flair and did not trust Anderson’s effort.
Despite having a tough few months in Portugal, Anderson is starting to attract interest from elsewhere. Both Everton and AC Milan are being linked with moves to buy the winger. The Hammers have considered recalling him from his loan in order to sell him on before his value depreciates even further.
AC Milan are currently top of Serie A after a brilliant start to the season. The Rossoneri are interested in bringing Anderson back to Italy for extra depth in their squad. This option could be the player’s choice as Italy is where he has enjoyed the best of his football during his time with SS. Lazio.
Everton, on the other hand, are looking to offload a Brazilian of their own. Bernard could be set to leave Goodison Park and return to FC Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine. Carlo Ancelotti could potentially see Anderson as a perfect replacement. Bernard is not the first choice winger and is a rotational player, a role that Anderson could fulfil for the Toffees.
West Ham would ideally sell the high-earner for many reasons. One reason would be to rid his enormous wages from the budget. Anderson is one of the top earners at the club and is wasting money currently. The other reason would be to add to the club’s transfer kitty. The Hammers are currently trying to find a new striker and a left-back.
Any income from a sale of Anderson could be crucial in the club’s pursuit of new recruits. With interest in Patson Daka, Boulaye Dia and Arkadiusz Milik the club will need plenty of money available to them.