In a tweet posted on Tuesday, the Italian transfer specialist claimed that West Ham are keen on finding ‘new solutions’ for the Brazilian, who has been confined to just 218 minutes of football in five appearances for Porto this season
Felipe Anderson could come back to West Ham from Porto loan. He’s not playing and #whufc are now considering to call him back and look for new solutions in the market this January. 🇧🇷 #transfers #porto
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 5, 2021
The Hammers smashed their transfer record twice in the summer of 2018 after Felipe Anderson’s £36m fee surpassed the £22m record they had set earlier that summer with the signing of Issa Diop from Toulouse (Football 365).
Anderson undoubtedly enjoyed his best years at Lazio in Italy’s Serie A. He scored 34 goals and set up a further 39 from his 174 appearances for the Rome-based outfit in all competitions.
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The only way the Hammers stand a chance of recouping some of the hefty fee they paid Lazio or for Anderson to rediscover his best form is with regular game-time.
He clearly isn’t getting that with Porto and his lack of playing time is an understandable concern from an Irons perspective. A loan back to Italy, where he enjoyed plentiful success, could be a viable option for all parties.