West Ham sign Brazilian international for club record fee

West Ham United have completed the signing of Felipe Anderson for a club record fee of £36 million from Lazio, the East London club have announced.

The 25-year-old has signed a four-year contract at the London Stadium with the deal potentially rising to £41.5 million.

Anderson had been highly-rated during his five years in the Italian capital and earned his one cap for the Brazilian national team back in 2015.

The Hammers only broke their club record transfer fee when they splashed out £22 million on centre-back Issa Diop from Toulouse last month.

Felipe Anderson scored 34 goals in 177 appearances during his time at Lazio and has excellent technical ability.  He is an attacking midfielder who is both creative and a threat in front of goal himself.

The Brazilian is the Hammers’ seven signing of the summer under new manager Manual Pellegrini, following the arrivals of Issa Diop (Toulouse), Łukasz Fabiański (Swansea City), Ryan Fredericks (Fulham), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Andriy Yarmolenko (Borussia Dortmund) and Fabián Balbuena (Corinthians).