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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.

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"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.

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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

In
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

Out
Reece Burke (Hull City): 1.5m





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