Felipe Anderson is closing in on a move to Lazio, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
After joining the Hammers in 2018 from Lazio, the Brazil international was one of the club’s standout players in the 2018/19 season under Manuel Pellegrini.
However, things went pear-shaped for the South American the following season as the East London club even flirted with relegation before a late-season resurgence allowed them to finish 16th.
Anderson’s work ethic was questioned and he was sent out on loan to FC Porto at the start of last season. He failed to impress in the Primeira Liga as he made just five league appearances for the Portuguese giants.
Anderson’s career has taken a nosedive over the past two years and a move to Lazio will perhaps be beneficial to him as well as the Hammers.
He does not appear to be part of David Moyes’ first-team plans and so getting him out of the club could free up first-team squad space and reduce the club’s wage bill.
The Hammers will be competing in the Europa League next season and they will be looking to build a side that can advance to the deep stages of the competition. After challenging for a top-four position for much of last season, they will also be hoping to emulate that for a second consecutive season.
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