Noel Whelan has tipped West Ham to take a £16million hit as they look to sell Felipe Anderson this summer.
The former Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has ripped into the Brazilian after two indifferent seasons in east London.
As revealed by Football Insider, the Irons are planning to offload the 27-year-old but are looking to recoup the £36million spent on signing him from Lazio in 2018.
However, Whelan claims that Anderson has brought “nothing to the table” for the Hammers and insists they would do well to get £20million for him this summer.
Whelan told Football Insider: “I think they just want to get him off the wage bill and get him out the club. There’s certain characters at certain clubs that are not the right fit and you don’t want them in the changing room.
“You want fighters and he doesn’t really seem that kind of character to me. He’s got great skill on his day but what else does he actually offer you? He’s not going to track back, he’s not going to do the horrible side of the game and you need to do both in the Premier League.
“If you’re not effective in the flair part, you’re bringing nothing to the table, so I think David Moyes will just want to get him out, you’re not going to get £36million, I would snap people’s hands off at £20million, quite frankly.”
Anderson has played 66 times for West Ham to date with 11 goals and 10 assists under his belt.
He has fallen out of David Moyes’ plans since the Premier League restart and has not featured in the Irons’ last six games.
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