West Ham sign Felipe Anderson for club-record fee

first_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets LATEST After months of negotiations, the Brazilian finally put pen to paper on a long-term contract and admitted he was delighted to join the Premier League side.He told the club’s official website: “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 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.“I want to thank the owner, David Sullivan, because he made a big effort to bring me here. I know how difficult it was, so I have to thank him a lot, and I hope I can repay his faith in me on the pitch with goals and winning games.”The 25-year-old joined Lazio from Santos in 2013 and enjoyed a terrific debut season.After a dip in form and a loss of fitness, he returned to his best last season – grabbing ten assists an eight goals in all competitions. LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on IN DEMAND Anderson will become the Hammers’ seventh signing this window, in what has been a manic summer so far.After snapping up Ryan Fredericks from Fulham on a free transfer, new boss Manuel Pellegrini smashed the club’s transfer record to bring in Issa Diop from Toulouse.Next, the former Manchester City boss opted for more experienced signings, and duly brought in Lukasz Fabianski, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko.On Saturday, they completeed the signing of Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena, as they look to solve their defensive issues. 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti center_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Lazio forward Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee.The deal, believed to be worth around £40 million, smashes the £24 million they paid to sign Issa Diop earlier this window. targets REVEALED Latest Transfer stories from talkSPORT.com Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade West Ham have worked hard to get the signing of Anderson over the line last_img read more