Hammers break club-record for Anderson

Posted: 16 July 2018 Time: 12:00

West Ham have broken their club-record transfer for the second time during the off-season with the arrival of Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson from Lazio.

The Premier League side will pay an initial fee of £33.5m (R585m) for the Brazilian, which could potentially rise to £42m (R734m) after the 25-year-old midfielder signed a deal until 2022 at the London stadium.

Anderson's arrival eclipses the fee Manuel Pellegrini's side forked out for defender Issa Diop from Toulouse last month.

And joins the new-look side with Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Fabián Balbuena.

"I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United," Anderson told the club's official website. "West Ham is a club with a lot of tradition, lots of great players have played here, like Bobby Moore, Carlos Tevez and [Paolo] Di Canio.

"They were great players and idols here, and I'm 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."

Article by: Staff Reporter

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