Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Felipe Anderson is to leave West Ham for free this summer, returning to Lazio in Serie A.

The Hammers paid £36million for the winger in 2018, but he has struggled in English football, spending the 2020/21 season on loan at FC Porto.

Anderson spent five years at the Italian club, making 177 appearances, scoring 34 goals and providing 39 assists.

Imagine thinking Kyle Walker was 6/10 for England…

Romano has said that the Brazilian will return to Lazio for free, but that West Ham will receive a percentage of any future transfer fee that the Biancocelesti receive for him.

Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast, Romano said: “Felipe Anderson leaving West Ham to go to Lazio on a free transfer but West Ham will receive a future sale percentage.”

Only three years ago the Londoners paid a club-record fee for Anderson, but his stock has drastically fallen since then, only managing 12 goals in 73 matches for the Hammers.

He also struggled during his loan spell at Porto, making 10 appearances and failing to score a single goal.

The 28-year-old will be hoping to re-find form at the club where he enjoyed his most successful spell.

The best scenario for West Ham would be for the winger to find his feet at Lazio and then move on for a decent transfer fee, otherwise, the finances on this deal will be hard to justify.

Elsewhere, the Hammers have been linked with a move for Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

Atletico Madrid, Lille and Real Sociedad are also linked with the 31-year-old who was described as “monstrous” by the Spanish press after his performance against La Roja in their 0-0 draw at the Euros.

A quality backup option would be more than welcome at the London Stadium, especially with Europa League football on the horizon next season.

Olsen was an Everton loanee during the 2020/21 campaign, making seven Premier League appearances, keeping two clean sheets.

Speaking after his impressive performance against the Spaniards, Olsen said: “I am pleased, of course I am. It is not the most deserved point we will ever pick up but we were fighting and showed that we really wanted it.

“Personally this feels incredibly good. Of course, I would have wanted to play more [at Everton] so I am not going to stand here and deny that the performance against Spain feels good.”

Source link