Felipe Anderson offered West Ham escape route thanks to David Silva

Felipe Anderson could reportedly be offered an escape route out of West Ham by Lazio after they were snubbed by David Silva.

The Serie A giants had abandoned their interest in bringing Hammers attacker Anderson back to the club to pursue Silva instead.

But the Manchester City legend turned his back on a move to Rome at the last minute and joined Real Sociedad instead.

The 34-year-old had agreed terms on a move to Lazio after quitting City as a free agent. And he was expected to complete the switch this week.

That left the Italian outfit furious and they are now looking at alternatives. With 27-year-old West Ham misfit Anderson firmly back in their sights.

The London club will listen to offers for Anderson, who was their £36m record signing when he joined from Lazio.

The Daily Star claims David Moyes needs to sell to raise funds for a new centre-back, right-back and striker.

But West Ham have yet to receive any bids for a player who has two years left on his current deal. A contract understood to be worth more than £80,000 a week.

Lazio are now deciding whether to move for Anderson or Real Madrid misfit James Rodriguez.


West Ham told to cash in now

West Ham want to recoup most of the fee they paid for Anderson before agreeing to any potential sale.

And speaking to Football Insider, Darren Bent claimed the Hammers should look to sell the Brazilian.

Bent said: “He’s been a massive disappointment, Felipe Anderson.

“We saw signs in the first game of how good he was going to be and he’s got nowhere near that potential we’ve seen. He’s not consistent enough, we see it once every ten games and that’s not good enough.

“That is going to be a dilemma because people aren’t going to be buying these players because of the whole pandemic situation.

“They might have to start sending these players on loan, two-year loans just to get them off the wage bill. Or they might have to pay some of these players off to get them out the building.”