It’s fair to say that the media around Lazio have been delighted with Felipe Anderson’s return and what the Brazilian has shown so far in his second period with the Serie A team.
After struggling to shine consistently throughout his career at West Ham, Anderson was loaned out to FC Porto last season, and things haven’t gone well for him either. Things were so bad at the start of the loan that the Portuguese press said the striker had to be aware that he had moved to play for a big club, not a sabbatical year.
Since returning to Lazio from West Ham, the 28-year-old has made eight Serie A appearances, totaling 679 minutes, and contributed three goals and two assists. He keeps the fans of the club entertained and there is a kind of mutual appreciation between the player and the Lazio loyalists.
There have been various complaints about what the Rome club paid for the transfer, and now Lazio Siamo Noi say that not a dime was sent to West Ham, shouting “what a deal”. Instead, a payment that was still due on the deal that sent Anderson to the Hammers in 2018 was canceled.
This amounted to only 3 million euros.
Lazio therefore did not have to send any money for the transfer initially, and although West Ham owe 50% of a future sale, it is believed that this clause may be unnecessary. The player is under contract with Lazio until 2025, when he will be 32 years old.
Even then, it is suggested that Felipe Anderson could continue and end his playing career where he is.