As reported by Football.london, West Ham United will have to pay £80,000-a-week if they are to land Lazio star Felipe Anderson this summer.
The Hammers were reported to be locked in talks with the Italian club earlier this week ahead of a potential move, and we now know what kind of terms they will have to agree personally with the Brazilian.
Football.london say that he is looking for wages in the region of £80,000-a-week at the London Stadium, a significant upgrade on his current wage of £48,000-a-week at Lazio.
The outlet reckon those kind of demands are well within reach for West Ham, paying significantly more to the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.
The wages are also well below the potential demands of another target, Javier Pastore, according to the report.
That makes Anderson a very tempting target indeed.
At 25 years of age and coming into his prime, Felipe Anderson is well placed to make an impact in the English Premier League, having been a stand out for Lazio for four seasons now.
His 34 goals and 42 assists in that time demonstrate a player very comfortable with play in the final third, potentially giving the Hammers a spark they’ve been lacking recently.
Too much of the burden of their attacking play has fallen on the shoulders of Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic. Adding a third creative player to that mix could be transformative for the side under Manuel Pellegrini.
His 1.9 key pass per game average last season, as shown by WhoScored, is higher than every player in the West Ham squad, so clearly can create chances consistently. With his dribbling average also greater than everyone currently at the Irons, he can also become a real eye-catching fan favourite.
As players within their budget go this summer, he could be a cracking signing.