Among the transfer business West Ham United need to sort in the summer, there’s the case of Felipe Anderson.
The midfielder had a disappointing loan spell at Porto, where he only made 10 appearances, and his permanent move wasn’t even considered by the Dragons.
Now with his future uncertain, it turns out that the Brazilian apparently got a call from one of his former clubs.
Interviewed by De Olho No Peixe, Santos president Andres Rueda revealed that he got in touch to know the chances of signing the West Ham player this summer. His monthly salary, however, seems to be an issue.
“I contacted three players. I knew it was difficult, but I called out of curiosity. One is Felipe Anderson. I didn’t even make an invitation, I asked about the salaries: R$1.4m (£200k),” said Rueda, making it clear Santos wouldn’t have a chance to pay that much (via Globo Esporte).
It’s unlikely that David Moyes will choose to keep Felipe Anderson in the squad for next season, and that’s why the midfielder continues being linked to clubs from other leagues.
In the past few weeks, reports from Italy and Turkey claimed there were clubs who are interested in his signing, although there seem to be no advanced negotiations yet.
His contract with West Ham expires in 2022.