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West Ham United misfit Felipe Anderson could be set for a return to Lazio as his disappointing spell in the Premier League comes to an end, as reported by Tuttomercatoweb

When the Hammers paid a club-record £36 million fee to sign a Brazil international in 2018, they wouldn’t have been expecting to send that same player back to his former club on a free transfer three years later. 

But that’s the reality Anderson and West Ham face. 

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A close friend of Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar, the fleet-footed 28-year-old looked destined to follow in the footsteps of Paolo Di Canio and Dimitri Payet during his debut season in English football. The mercurial talent’s unpredictability and game-changing potential made him an immediate fans’ favourite. 

But while Manuel Pellegrini was willing to take the rough with the smooth, David Moyes certainly wasn’t.  

Anderson, a player whose work rate never matched his technical ability, was bombed out of the first-team picture once the Scot returned for a second spell in the dugout. Anderson spent the whole of last season warming the bench on loan at Porto. 

Will Felipe Anderson play for West Ham again?

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West Ham could even be tempted to rip up the final 12 months of Anderson’s contract, as reported by Sabah, to get his £80,000-a-week pay packet off their wage bill. 

You would think a return to the Italian capital would appeal, then, to a player desperate to get his career back on track.

TMW claims Lazio could open talks with Anderson during the next couple of days as they consider a reunion with a man who, for a while at least, blossomed into one of Serie A’s most exciting attackers. 

Interestingly, new Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri considered making a bid for Anderson during his first summer at Chelsea in 2018 (Calciomercato).

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