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West Ham unveil Felipe Anderson and supporters react with excitement on Twitter

West Ham unveiled Felipe Anderson on Monday. Supporters of the club reacted to the news of Anderson’s arrival with excitement. The club has brought in eight new players this summer as it has invested in Manuel Pellegrini’s squad for the new season. A year ago, David Moyes just led the Hammers away from relegation and into 13th place. Now, the London side is planning to push for a European place under its new manager.

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West Ham unveil Felipe Anderson and supporters react with excitement on Twitter

Anderson officially signed a four-year contract with West Ham. He will be joined by West Ham’s summer arrivals of Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko, Lukasz Fabianski, Fabian Balbuena, Sebastian Nebyla, Ryan Fredricks, and Issa Diop.

West Ham allowed seven players to leave the club this summer as well.

It is reported West Ham will pay Anderson a basic wage of £100,000-per-week. It is believed his contract has several incentives included that could see his weekly wage rise to £140,00-a-week based on performance.

Anderson’s basic wage puts him in line with the club’s top earners Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.

West Ham supporters have reacted with excitement over Anderson’s new contract.

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Some non-Hammers fans have reacted a bit more negatively.

It can’t be ignored that Anderson’s goal scoring stats have declined since he scored 10 goals in 2014-15. He tallied seven a year later, and four in each of the last two seasons at Lazio.

Anderson played 21 times for Lazio last term, but 12 of those appearances were off the bench. He was substituted in three of his nine starts. Just six times did Anderson finish a full 90 minutes.

How will Felipe Anderson do at West Ham?

 

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