Frank McAvennie has exclusively told Football FanCast that West Ham must sell Felipe Anderson this summer.
The Brazilian arrived at West Ham from Lazio in a club-record deal three years ago, but has failed to live up to expectations.
Anderson initially made a blistering start to his Hammers career, scoring eight times in his first 18 Premier League appearances, but the attacker managed just two more in his next 44 outings.
And having fallen out of favour following the return of David Moyes in December 2019, Anderson was loaned out to Porto at the beginning of the season, but his struggles have continued in Portugal.
He hasn’t been involved since the beginning of February and has appeared just nine times in all competitions.
Anderson is set to return to the London Stadium at the end of the season, but with only one-year remaining on his Hammers contract, he could be moved on to avoid him leaving for nothing in 2022.
And that’s exactly the solution McAvennie wants. He told Football FanCast:
“He’s got to go. Let the boy go. They bought him in and he’s a luxury player. I’ve never seen him go into a tackle, never mind win one.
“Talent in abundance, but he’s gone to Porto on loan, but has done the same there – just strolled about. He can’t come back to West Ham; they’ll want him off the wage bill.”