While he still hasn’t been officially announced by the respective clubs in the deal, West Ham’s Felipe Anderson will be returning to Lazio.

The Brazilian has never found space under David Moyes, which led to him being sent out on a rather uninspiring loan to Porto, where he barely played.

Returning to London Stadium once the deal ran its course, Anderson set out to find himself a new club, with Lazio, now managed by Maurizio Sarri, ready to welcome him back with open arms.

The manager needs wingers for his 4-3-3, which is where the forward comes in, and the former Chelsea boss all but confirmed the transfer is taking place during a press conference.

Relayed by TuttoMercatoWeb, he said: “If I hadn’t believed in his relaunch, I would have opposed his purchase. Here at Lazio, he had an incredible 6-7 months. It seemed he was destined for Barcelona or Bayern Munich. When I was in England, he had a good first year, but he always struggles with consistency.

“We must try to create the best situation for him. I cannot understand the reason for his inconsistency. I hope to understand him when I meet him. He has ferocious potential”.

After those words, if Felipe Anderson doesn’t sign, there will be a very disappointed Maurizio Sarri in Rome.

Since joining West Ham in a £34m+ move from Lazio in 2018, the Brazil international has made 73 appearances for West Ham, scoring 12 goals and assisting another 13.