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West Ham’s Felipe Anderson ‘could leave amid fears he will be sidelined by David Moyes’

Felipe Anderson is facing an uncertain West Ham future and is weighing up whether to leave the club ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League season.

According to The Sun, the £41million attacker is fearful of his first-team prospects under David Moyes. The playmaker started just four times under the Scot following his appointment as manager last December.

It is believed his former club Lazio could be interested in trying to bring the Brazilian back after missing out on the free signing of David Silva.

Silva opted for Real Sociedad over the Italians at the final minute so, much to the dismay of the Serie A club, they are on the hunt for a new playmaker.

And that’s where Anderson comes into their thinking, but the asking price could prove a major stumbling block. 

West Ham will not want to take a drastic cut on the £41m they splashed out on Anderson back in July 2018 – a club record.

Anderson made an impressive start to Premier League life under the guidance of Moyes’ predecessor, Manuel Pellegrini.

He struck 10 goals in his debut season but in 2019-20 his formed dipped drastically as West Ham slid towards the bottom three.

Moyes clearly felt he had better options and hardly used Anderson – the Brazilian scored just once in the most recent campaign. 

His case was further dented by hamstring issues, as well as the form of those ahead of him such as Michael Antonio, Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals.

Lazio finished fourth in Serie A last season and qualified for the Champions League. 

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