Anderson back at Lazio

Although the summer transfer window opened on June 9, West Ham United have only signed one first-team player ahead of the 2021/22 season with former Rochdale, West Bromwich Albion and Watford defender Craig Dawson making his loan switch to Stratford permanent.

Today, the Hammers have finally confirmed that they have sanctioned a deal allowing a second senior player to leave through the exit door. Following the departure of defender Fabián Balbuena last month, Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson has made a return to Serie A.

News of this deal first came to light nineteen days ago but the player finally flew back to Italy for his medical on Tuesday.

Anderson was brought to Stratford from Lazio back in the summer of 2018 by former manager Manuel Pellegrini for a club record £42m fee.

Anderson wasn’t a permanent fixture in the side once David Moyes returned to the club to replace the Chilean and was sent out on what was a largely unsuccessful loan to Portugal, spending the entirety of the 2020/21 campaign at FC Porto. However, he did travel with the squad when the Irons spent time in Scotland as part of their pre-season preparations.

With more deals in and out of Stratford likely to be announced in the next few weeks, this site will keep fans up to date with all the latest news.