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13/5/2021 | 5:35 pm
West Ham United still has a lot to play this season but some key decisions need to be made this summer.
The Irons are likely to compete in Europe next season so David Moyes needs to add quality supplements to his roster and that recruiting process could be helped by relocating deadwood.
Among the candidates for the cull will certainly be Felipe Anderson, who took the season on loan at Porto and has struggled to impress as he has not scored a goal in nine games.
“I have a contract with West Ham so I’ll be here next season and do my best to get stronger again,” he told talkSPORT, but given the need to find a new striker and more depth options across the squad. The £ 13.5m face winger must be on the chopping block.
Does Anderson have a future at West Ham?
His time at the London Stadium was a disaster.
Back in the summer of 2018, the Brazilian striker was signed by Manuel Pellegrini for a club record of £ 36 million at the time, which increased to £ 42 million -week, which, according to Spotrac, is more than Michail Antonio, Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice.
For their high financial investments, the team in East London only scored 12 goals and 12 assists from 72 games via Transfermarkt.
If you factor in the total amount they paid Anderson, excluding this season’s stake with the Portuguese team, it cost GSB around £ 720,000 per game and £ 4.3m per goal.
These are finances that could be better spent on that lucrative new talisman or to bolster Moyes’ midfield and defense options.
Ex-iron man Frank McAvennie was also far from satisfied with his progress. He said exclusively to Football FanCast:
“He has to go. Let the boy go You bought him and he’s a luxury gamer. I’ve never seen him in a duel, it doesn’t matter, he won one. Talent in abundance, but he went to Porto on loan but did the same there – just sauntered around. He cannot return to West Ham; They want him off the payroll. “
Given the evidence above, GSB has to get rid of its 2018 flop at all costs this summer.
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