West Ham considering recalling Felipe Anderson from Porto loan transfer just halfway through deal over lack of action

WEST HAM are considering recalling Felipe Anderson from his loan at Porto this month, according to reports.

The Brazilian has hardly played for the Portuguese giants since leaving on a season long loan in the summer so the Hammers are said to be looking at other options for the £140,000-a-week winger.

Despite being in West Ham's top two highest earners, the former Lazio man consistently under-performed for the East Londoners last season.

The 27-year-old failed to impress David Moyes after he replaced Manuel Pellgerini in December 2019 and the decision was made to let him go on loan at the end of last season.

But Anderson has made just five appearances for Porto – playing just 218 minutes of football in total since.

As a result, West Ham are looking at calling him back to see if they can arrange another loan until the end of the season, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

He tweeted: "Felipe Anderson could come back to West Ham from Porto loan.

"He’s not playing and #whufc are now considering to call him back and look for new solutions in the market this January."

West Ham and Anderson always intended for him to return to West Ham at the end of this season.

But with David Moyes preferring Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen – and their superior work rates – in the wide positions it was decided it would be best for all parties if Anderson spent some time away from the club.


Anderson has already been linked with an early return to London Stadium after struggling to break into Sérgio Conceição's team – but it depended on Porto's ability to re-sign their former star Hulk first.

The Irons signed Anderson from Lazio in June 2018 for a then club record fee of £45million.

In other transfer news, the Hammers reportedly snubbed the chance to re-sign former star striker Marko Arnautovic from Shanghai SIPG because the Austrian is too expensive.

Arnautovic, 31, impressed during his time in East London but burned bridges after falling out with staff and players having forced a move to China.

His deal at Shanghai saw him pocket a deal worth a staggering £280,000-a-week.

He scored 22 goals in 65 appearances in claret and blue but West Ham are said to have opted against bringing him back to the club after he was offered to the East Londoners.

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