Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Seven up for Pellegrini as Anderson checks in

Filed: Sunday, 15th July 2018
By: Staf

Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson has completed his transfer from Lazio to West Ham United.

Following several weeks of negotiations between the two clubs, the Hammers have smahed their transfer record to land the 25-year-old - with a fee in the region of 34million plus add-ons (taking the total fee to around 42million) having been agreed.

Embed from Getty Images

"I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United," Anderson told whufc.com. "West Ham is a club with a lot of tradition; lots of great players have played here, like Bobby Moore, Carlos Tevez and Di Canio.

"They were great players and idols here, and Im aiming big - who knows, maybe I could hit their heights and be a legend here too. I'm really happy to be here. It's a dream come true."

Felipe, who has signed a four-year contract, was welcomed to the club by Director of Football Mario Husillos. "We are very happy and pleased to welcome Felipe to West Ham United," he said. "We believe that we have signed one of the most exciting talents in European football.

"Felipe has shown a fantastic level of performance at Lazio in recent seasons and we believe that he will now bring that quality to the Premier League. He is also a player very suited to the style of Manuel Pellegrini.

Embed from Getty Images

For West Ham United this is a very big statement, a club record, so we must thank the owners for their support and work in making this transfer possible.

It is a negotiation that has taken some time but it is a very good sign that Felipe was determined to become a West Ham player, and we feel very confident that he will become a big success at London Stadium."

Anderson becomes Manuel Pellegrini's seventh signing of a busy summer, in which West Ham have already spent nearly 90million in transfer fees, smashing the club's previous record annual outlay.

Phillips on.... Anderson

KUMB.com's John Phillips examines West Ham's latest transfer and tells us what our new signing will bring to the table...

West Ham Utd's summer business

Issa Diop (Toulouse): 21m
Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City): 7m
Ryan Fredericks (Fulham): Free transfer
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal): Free transfer
Andriy Yarmolenko (Borussia Dortmund): 17.5m
Fabian Balbuena (Corinthians) 4m
Felipe Anderson (Lazio) 34m + 8m add-ons

Reece Burke (Hull City): 1.5m

Related News

   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [17th Oct 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [9th Oct 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [8th Oct 2018]
   arrow   Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 West Ham Utd [5th Oct 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [3rd Oct 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [1st Oct 2018]
   arrow   West Ham Utd 3-1 Manchester Utd [29th Sep 2018]
   arrow   West Ham Utd 0-0 Chelsea [23rd Sep 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [20th Sep 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [19th Sep 2018]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
West Ham United 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion
Slaven Bilic's future as manager of West Ham is under serious doubt tonight...more
Three Years Ago
LLDC release fresh OS contract details
The LLDC have unveiled further details regarding their agreement with West Ham United for the Olympi...more
Five Years Ago
Bonds: Redknapp was 'disrespectful'
West Ham United legend Billy Bonds MBE has broken a 19-year silence to express his disappointment at...more