West Ham United have continued their spending spree in the transfer market after they confirmed the signing of Felipe Anderson for a club record on Sunday.
Anderson has put pen to paper on a four-year deal worth around £40m, joining the Hammers from Italian side, Lazio.
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“West Ham United are delighted to confirm the Club record signing of Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson,” a statement from the club said.
The Brazilian attacking midfielder moves to the PL after five years in the Serie A, becoming the club’s seventh signing under manager, Manuel Pellegrini following the arrivals of Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Fabian Balbuena.
The 25-year-old, who has been linked in the past with other PL sides, is excited by his move to the club and cannot wait to start.
“I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United,” Anderson told the club. “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.
Anderson has been capped by his country Brazil, and was part of their national u23 side that won the Olympics Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
He scored scored 34 goals in 177 Lazio appearances, including eight last season, winning the Supercoppa Italiana with the club in 2017.