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David Sullivan risks paying the price for a January mistake amid reports that West Ham United will look to sell Felipe Anderson for just £ 17 million at the end of the season.
Which is the word?
According to Claret and HughThe Hammers are lining up at London Stadium, including Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko, after parting ways with Sebastien Haller last month.
David Moyes’s team is believed to be poised to take a considerable hit in the fees paid by the pair of unwanted wingers, whom Manuel Pellegrini and former soccer director Mario Husillos £ 36 million spirit £ 18 million for respectively in 2018.
How much is Anderson worth now to West Ham?
Less than £ 15 million
£ 15-20 million
£ 20-25 million
£ 25m +
The Irons now reportedly value Yarmolenko between £ 5-6 million as they look to unload their £ 115,000 per week salary in a deal that runs through 2023, while C&H claims Anderson is now only worth £ 17 million in a possible loss of £ 19 million for the claret and blue outfit.
Anderson was signed from SS Lazio in 2018 for a club record fee, dwarfing the £ 22 million that Pellegrini and Husillos had paid Toulouse for French defender Issa Diop earlier that summer.
The Brazilian winger is currently on loan for a season with the Liga NOS giants that FC Porto won last October, but has only participated nine times for the Dragoes in all competitions before Sergio Conceicao’s title-chasing team host relegation-threatened Boavista on Saturday night.
Conceicao has so far not given Anderson a key role in his plans, with him £ 85,000 per week The Brazilian started just one Portuguese top flight game, while he was left as an unused substitute five times and was omitted from six teams of the day in the league to date.
I lost a trick
West Ham were promoted consider reminding Anderson of his horrors in Porto last month and striving to find a temporary new home for the 27-year-old, given his lack of playing time at Estadio do Dragao.
La Fiorentina even emerged as a possible destination for the twice international, but the Irons ultimately chose not to terminate their contract with Dragoes, while Porto was cited on the grounds that the forward has greater opportunities on the field in the near future.
That decision has now proven to be a mistake with Conceicao still leaving Anderson on the sidelines most of the time, and ignoring Fiorentina’s interest will represent a serious missed opportunity if Sullivan can only rack up deals worth around £ 17 million in summer.
West Ham would have expected Fiorentina to line up Anderson much more often than Porto, with Cesare Prandelli’s Artemio Franchi Stadium natives in a possible relegation fight having scored the second-lowest tally in Serie A this season with 21 goals in 21 games.
Anderson can not having scored in his nine games for Porto and may have only offered one goal in 27 games with West Ham last season, but he knows the Italian league well from his time at Lazio and could have offered a threat alongside Dusan Vlahovic and Gaetano Castrovilli, who are the only players to have scored. more than twice in La Viola’s league to date.
Anderson scored 25 goals and provided 30 assists in Serie A before joining the Hammers in 2018, and taking advantage of his numbers could have pushed Sullivan’s selling price up again.
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