Darren Bent has urged West Ham to “cut their losses” on Brazilian playmaker Felipe Anderson in a shock summer sale. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England striker admitted that he is a big fan of the 26-year-old, but suggested that he is too inconsistent to be a genuine asset for David Moyes’ side.

As revealed by Football Insider on Saturday, the Hammers could be forced into selling Anderson for a bargain fee in the upcoming transfer window.

And Bent has revealed that he thinks the Hammers should cash in on the wide man, rather than persevering with his unreliable output.

“I think it might be time for West Ham to cut their losses on him,” he told Football Insider.

“I’ve been a big Felipe Anderson fan for a long time now, but he’s too inconsistent.

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“There are too many five out of 10s instead of nine out of 10s. We know that he’s got the ability to be at least an eight out of 10 every single week without fail, but for whatever reason he doesn’t really do it. It’s not good enough.

“If you can command a big fee for him I’d be inclined to let him go.”

Anderson has struggled to produce his best form for the Irons this season, and has hit just one goal in 24 appearances across all competitions so far.

The winger initially arrived in east London from Lazio in 2018 for a fee of around £34.2 million.

In other West Ham news, Hammers were offered Leeds United star.