Date: 8th June 2018 at 5:55pm
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West Ham are reportedly edging closer to sign Lazio attacker Felipe Anderson and the club’s fans should be overjoyed if they get this deal over the line.

Gazzetta Dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the 25-year-old has agreed a deal with the Hammers worth £3.1million-a-year.

It is understood that West Ham remain in talks with Serie A club Lazio over the transfer, but the player clearly has the desire to make the switch to the London Stadium.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini should be able to attract some high-profile names to the club and signing Anderson would be a brilliant start to the that.

The Brazilian attacker, who can play any position across the frontline, would go straight into the Hammers XI and has the potential to rip it up in the Premier League.

He would add an extra goal threat to the London-based side in the final third and his blistering pace would frighten the life out of defences.

Anderson made 32 appearances in the 2017/18 campaign for Lazio, scoring eight goals and supplying 10 assists in return.

He should soon be entering the peak years of his career and it would be a real statement if West Ham managed to bring him in this summer.

Pellegrini certainly has to have the ambition to get his side competing up around the European spots as soon as profile and picking up a deadly finisher from the Italian league would aid that aim.

In other West Ham transfer news, Rangers are plotting a bid to sign an enforcer exiting the London Stadium this summer.

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