Earlier this week, Vital West Ham covered and commented on the Hammers looking to procure the talented midfielder, Felipe Anderson.
In our article, Click Here, we surmised that the bid to sign the 25-year-old was somewhat doomed due to his club, Lazio, wanting a massive €50 million for the Brazilian international.
However, it appears, according to the news source, Sky Sports, the Hammers are still pursuing the acquisition of the player.
With Lazio having missed out on qualifying for the Champions League next season, the philosophy might be that a sale could be negotiated if West Ham continue to press for a deal.
Lazio signed Anderson from Santos, back in 2013, for a fee said to be in the region of £6.75 million.
Therefore, any sale is likely to generate a profit for the Rome based club.
But, as we predicted in our earlier article, Click Here, we’d be surprised if the Hammers were to spend such a large sum, even if it can be negotiated down from £44 million, for one player.
But, then again, nothing really surprises us any more in a game that has changed so much since it became the love of my life back in my formative years!