West Ham sign Felipe Anderson
West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio for a club record fee.
The 25-year-old joins the East London club on a four-year contract at the Hammers.
Anderson joins Issa Diop, Łukasz Fabiański, Ryan Fredericks, Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Fabián Balbuena as the latest signing at the London Stadium this summer in what offers a promising future for the club.
The Brazilian has been capped once by his country and has spent the past five seasons in Serie A with a Lazio side that narrowly missed out on qualifying for Champions League football last season. He scored 34 goals in 177 appearances for the Rome club.
It is believed that West Ham have paid the Italian side £33.5 million for the creative midfielder in a deal that could rise up to £42 million. Their previous record signing was Issa Diop for £22 million from Toulouse last month.
New West Ham manager Manual Pellegrini has a lot of exciting talent to work with as he looks to put together a squad to compete for a top half finish and maybe even European football in his first season.
Felipe Anderson is one of the most exciting arrivals as he offers flair and creativity in the opposition half. He made his debut as a 17-year-old in his native country for Santos and helped them win the Copa Libertadores a year later.