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West Ham United break transfer record for Felipe Anderson

PUBLISHED: 10:47 15 July 2018

Felipe Anderson poses in his new West Ham shirt (pic whufc.com)

Felipe Anderson poses in his new West Ham shirt (pic whufc.com)

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West Ham have announced the club-record signing of midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio.

The 25-year-old, a one-time Brazil international, has joined the Premier League side on a four-year deal after spending five seasons in Serie A.

Anderson is the seventh signing since Manuel Pellegrini took over as manager earlier this summer and the fee is believed to be £36 million, which could rise to £41.5m and surpasses the £22m paid to Toulouse for France under-21 defender Issa Diop in June.

Anderson scored 34 goals in 177 appearances for Lazio and won Olympic gold with Brazil at the 2016 Rio Games.

He told the club’s official website: “West Ham is a club with a lot of tradition, lots of great players have played here, like Bobby Moore, Carlos Tevez and (Paolo) 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.”

The arrival of Anderson comes hot on the heels of the signing of Paraguay defender Fabian Balbuena.

The 26-year-old joined from Corinthians for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal, and told the club’s website: “I’m really excited for this new challange and my target is to meet the demands of the Premier League.

“To be at West Ham is an extra motiviation and I want to do my best to help the team.”

West Ham earned a 1-0 pre-season friendly win at Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday thanks to a 34th-minute goal from Marko Arnautovic, who showed his strength to surge into the box and whip a shot past Ryan Allsop.

Pellegrini used 19 players in total on the day and the Hammers are due to visit Preston for their next friendly on Saturday July 21.

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