West Ham will not give up for Brazilian pacey winger Felipe Anderson at any cost. The club is trying every possible alternative, even now asking Anderson’s former club Santos for help. Lazio took the player in 2013 from the Brazilian club, and it was agreed at the time of the sale, Santos would have a 25% stake on the future sale of Anderson.
This is why, according to reports from UOL Esporte, the Hammers have been putting pressure on the Brazilian club to give up part of the percentage – 10% to be precise. In doing so, the demands of Lazio could be potentially lowered and allow the landing of Felipe in England. It has been a month on back and forth negotiation for Lazio and West Ham, but the current offer from East London is €32 million plus €6 in bonuses (€3 million of the bonus is easily accessible). Santos, as a result, would end up losing almost €4 million – a very unlikely and undesirable option for Santos club President José Carlo Peres.
Therefore, Lazio remains to negotiate with the Hammers to see if a new offer will be put forth – if not, Lazio could offer the player a new contract.