By Kevin Campbell

14th Jul, 2021 | 8:49am

West Ham could seal two new signings after Anderson exit - Campbell

Felipe Anderson’s prospective departure from West Ham could make room on the wage bill for two new signings, according to Kevin Campbell.

The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed it is “really smart” from the club to get the 28-year-old’s wages off the books.

Lazio are on the verge of completing the signing of Anderson, three years after he left the Italian club to join West Ham in a £36million deal.

According to the Evening Standard (13th July), the Hammers will receive just over £4million for the Brazilian winger but have inserted a 50 per cent sell-on clause.

Anderson had 12 months to run on his contract at the London Stadium and is widely believed to have been one of the top earners at the club.

When asked for his assessment of Anderson’s exit, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs: “It will be great to get his wages off the books.

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“It is a bit of moving and shaking. He started off pretty well at West Ham and at times I thought he was brilliant to watch.

“But clearly Moyes doesn’t fancy him.

“Getting Anderson off the wage bill means there is more room to manoeuvre. Clubs have to balance the books now.

“They have to be really smart and getting Anderson off the wage bill is just that. Him leaving could clear up room for two new signings.

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