It appears that West Ham United may make a very unexpected move to re-sign Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson.
In the summer of 2021, Felipe Anderson moved from West Ham to Lazio; however, he will not be under contract with the Serie A team that summer.
Additionally, Hammers manager David Moyes might try to sign him again for free and bring him back to the London Stadium, according a report from Tuttopmercatoweb.
Anderson, 30, was reportedly subject to a 50% sell-on clause when he was sold to Lazio in the summer of 2021 for about £3 million.
The South American winger, who had made an impression during his first season in England, was a huge letdown with West Ham.
With Lazio, Anderson has been playing well again, and according to a recent source, Aston Villa may start pre-contract negotiations to sign him this month.
However, it appears that the Hammers are about to enter the competition to sign the winger.
Felipe Anderson could be re-signed by West Ham.
According to TMW, the Hammers are interested in signing the quick winger for free in the summer.
With just five months left on his Lazio deal, the Brazilian is now free to enter into a pre-contract arrangement with West Ham.
Moyes’ decision would come as a complete surprise considering how eager he was to let Anderson depart 2.5 years ago.
It may be argued, though, that we gave up on the attacker too soon, and I would have no problem with him joining again on a free transfer for a two-year contract or whatever.
Since joining Lazio again in 2021, the 30-year-old winger has scored 20 goals and provided 23 assists (Transfermarkt).
Felipe Anderson is unquestionably gifted and capable, and he could still be useful to West Ham.
However, considering that Moyes was the one who sold the South American winger, as I have indicated, I do have my doubts about the accuracy of this news. Unfortunately, I just don’t see this one occurring in the summer.