The 28-year-old ended the 2020/21 campaign in Portugal having made just 12 appearances in all competitions – contributing just one assist.
Prior to joining the Liga NOS side for the season, Anderson had scored once and registered two assists in three Carabao Cup outings.
Ahead of a return to East London for pre-season training after FC Porto rejected the opportunity to strike a permanent deal, Anderson has headed back to South America.
The club now has a big decision to make regarding the future of the versatile winger, one West Ham News & Views has put to fans on Twitter.
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In 72 appearances as an Iron since joining from Lazio in 2018, Anderson has scored 12 and assisted others on 12 occasions.
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Albeit difficult to imagine landing a major fee given the ace’s struggles last term, Anderson still holds a market value of £9million (Transfermarkt) – a fee David Moyes would likely put to excellent use.
Clearly talented, the Brazilian has no doubt lost his way in recent times and a move could be the best result for both parties.