By Football Insider speaking to Kevin Campbell

23rd Jul, 2020 | 4:00pm

Exclusive: Bruce tips West Ham to sell 27-yr-old at massive loss

Alex Bruce admits he would be stunned if West Ham can recoup the money spent on Felipe Anderson as they prepare to sell the attacker this summer.

The former Premier League centre-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the Brazilian playmaker has been a big disappointment and expects him to be sold at a massive loss.

As revealed by Football Insider last week, the Irons are planning to cash in on the 27-year-old and are looking to recoup the £36million spent on signing him from Lazio in 2018.

Bruce believes that the Hammers will have to take a significant loss if they want to get Anderson off their books this summer.

Bruce told Football Insider: “I don’t think they’ll be able to get anywhere near that price – there were a few raised eyebrows when they paid that amount of money for him.

“He certainly hasn’t rewarded the West Ham faithful and his employers with the performances to merit his price tag. He had potential but unfortunately, he’s not quite done it.

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“If they do sell him I’m sure it’d be at a loss. I’d be very surprised if they get anywhere near what they paid for him.” 

Anderson has a total of 11 goals and 10 assists in 66 appearances under his belt, although most of his attacking returns came last season.

He has netted just once and set up a further five goals across all competitions this term and has not featured at all in the last six games.

In other West Ham news, the club have been offered THREE senior Chelsea stars in exchange for Declan Rice.

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