As reported by Italian media outlet LazioNews24 earlier today, the Biancocelesti posted a similar article about coach Maurizio Sarri before he was officially appointed, suggesting that a deal has already been reached for the 28-year-old Brazilian.
The article was posted on the official Lazio phone app and details Felipe Anderson’s time with Lazio in the past, his prior successes in the Biancocelesti shirt and his transfer away to West Ham.
Lazio are reportedly in talks with West Ham to sign the 28-year-old Brazilian winger on a free transfer, with a 50% future resale clause attached. This represents a great piece of business for the Roman club, who sold Felipe Anderson to the Hammers for around €40 million three years ago.
The article seems to suggest that an official announcement is now only days away.
Below the article can be read in full:
Felipe Anderson and Lazio could be reunited after three seasons apart.
When they parted ways, the club and the Brazilian continued towards their respective ambitions: those of Lazio to chase the Champions League, after the failed attempt together on the evening of May 20th, 2018, in the presence of Inter and despite the last pearl of the talent of Santa Maria.
The number 10 then took a flight to London, to taste the most important league of the moment, to continue playing in a role that could enhance his innate qualities.
The eventual journey back to the capital, three years later, on a flight that stopped off in Porto, without leaving too many regrets or remorse.
The love for Rome, for the colours of Lazio, for its fans has never waned. It’s not opportunism, but a real chance to relive the magic of an indelible experience. Having landed at just 20 years old, he found a team lost and empty after the celebrations of May 26th in the Coppa Italia.
A terminated coach (Petkovic) and his successor (Reja) were only able to relegate him to Europa League matches, not lucky at all, but with flashes of crystalline class.
At first, he seemed just a nice toy, with the start of Pioli (2014-2015) Felipe waited a bit but on a freezing afternoon of the Coppa Italia he gave life to a memorable football story, made of dribbling, uncontested escapes, burning shots, kissing assists and heavy goals of rare beauty.
He reaped little in the way of success, despite 177 appearances and 34 goals in the Biancoceleste, a 2017 Italian Super Cup that he experienced on the bench, which left him out in the final due to one too many warm-ups, and for the next five months.
In the Lazio period, however, he won the Olympic gold with Brazil. From tomorrow, his next national team could return to have the colours of the sky, the sky of a city that smiles more than London and that wants to bring back the smile in football signed Felipe Anderson.