Since the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini as manager, this summer has progressed from strength to strength. We’ve been utterly relentless in the transfer window, identifying and acquiring key targets, such as Felipe Anderson.
Felipe Anderson became our seventh summer signing when he joined us on a club-record deal from Lazio. The Brazilian established himself as a crucial figure for the Serie A outfit, and his arrival has evoked great excitement among supporters.
Without question, his arrival outlines the ambition and the desire that the club have demonstrated in the window, and the 25-year-old expressed his delight at joining the club.
The following quotes are from West Ham’s official website.
“I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United,” Anderson told whufc.com. “West Ham is a club with a lot of tradition, lots of great players have played here, like Bobby Moore, Carlos Tevez and Di Canio.
“They were great players and idols here, and I’m aiming big, who knows, maybe I could hit their heights and be a legend here too. I’m really happy to be here. It’s a dream come true.
“I want to thank the owner, David Sullivan because he made a big effort to bring me here. I know how difficult it was, so I have to thank him a lot, and I hope I can repay his faith in me on the pitch with goals and winning games.”
Here’s how fellow Irons have responded to his signing on Twitter.
This is an unbelievable signing. A real statement of intent. I feel like we are finally taking steps towards the next level. Well done @WestHamUtd brilliant business this window ⚒????????
— Tim (@TimD1987) July 15, 2018
Hope you’re right. We’ve been saying that for years now but fair play to the organisation, that may be the best transfer window we’ve had in years!
— zbibou (@kaghdibi) July 15, 2018
OMMMGGG WELCOME FELIPE????????????????
— Max (@max_wright__) July 15, 2018
Massive – let’s hope he sets the place alight! ????????⚒????????
— Lee Manser (@manse79) July 15, 2018
— Wil Ross (@wil_ross) July 15, 2018
— Luke Bachmann (@Bachmann1996) July 15, 2018
What are your thoughts? Let us know!