After a summer of significant upheaval, it looks like West Ham United are set for a major rebuild. The club, which badly failed to match expectation last year, has made some major signings this summer. The likes of Jack Wilshere joined the club, alongside new coach Manuel Pellegrini. Perhaps most interesting of their new buys, though, is that of Felipe Anderson.
Once heavily linked with most of the major clubs in Europe, the 25-year-old has endured a pair of frustrating seasons with Lazio. Now, he’s set to make the move to West Ham United and try his hand in the Premier League.
Speaking to the West Ham official website, Anderson said: “I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United,
West Ham is a club with a lot of tradition, lots of great players have played here, like Bobby Moore, Carlos Tevez, 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.
“I want to thank the owner, David Sullivan, because he made a big effort to bring me here. I know how difficult it was, so I have to thank him a lot, and I hope I can repay his faith in me on the pitch with goals and winning games.”
For West Ham fans, this signing encapsulates an exciting new era.