West Ham attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson is trying to engineer a move back to Lazio, according to reports in the English media.
The Brazilian is currently on holiday in Italy and it has been claimed that talks have begun about a potential switch to the Serie A club, just two seasons after leaving.
Supporters on Twitter have been debating whether the Hammers should sell Anderson this summer:
— M (@hammers_969) August 3, 2020
I think I’d wanna give him one more season ……….
— Steve Mothersole ?? (@SteveMothersole) August 3, 2020
Keep !Our best player since Payet !Sure he has not had a good season.But pre lockdown the whole squad has been poor.But like the rest of the squad he needs a good pre season under Moyes.He will come good again.Confidence is the key.
— Farehamhammer (@FarehamHammer) August 3, 2020
At this point we need to sell him but I’ve never wanted a player to work out so much
— Reece Sparrow (@reece_sparrow) August 3, 2020
Sell. He obviously doesn’t want to be here.
— S Poole ⚒ ? (@PooleShorty) August 3, 2020
Must keep, he is a great player, if the team are set up properly and let him do his job he is a major asset, we can’t have our best attacking player always having to cover defensively, a decent pacy fullback behind him will free him up to do what he does best, create and score ⚒
— Andrew ‘ Golota ‘ Keavey ⚒ (@AndrewKeavey82) August 3, 2020
Definitely Sell!! Didn’t seem interested at playing for us at all went proper lazy!!
— Eltel1982⚒ (@t_uk28) August 3, 2020
Keep, he has had one disappointing season. We know there is a world class player there one more season and if no good then get rid
— BubblesFC (@BubblesFC3) August 3, 2020
Sell, he really has underperformed this season. Use the cash on top end hungry Championship players (that understand English Football) and build a team.
— Mark Deal 父 (@Deal770M) August 3, 2020
Keep. One good season, one bad. Bring in a good left back to play behind him and he will shine again. He didn’t sign up to play in a relegation battle, too talented to sell and we inevitably won’t get the correct to spend if we do anyway. I have no faith in the boards business ⚒
— Sam (@WHUPedroAY) August 3, 2020
West Ham are highly unlikely to get anywhere close to the £36m they paid for the 27-year-old in 2018, with reliable journalist Sam Inkersole even suggesting that they may have to take a £6m to £11m hit on the player.
However, considering the financial impact of the global health crisis, they may not even receive a transfer offer this summer, and a loan departure cannot be ruled out if they can take his wages off their books, and a decent loan fee is offered.