West Ham star Felipe Anderson joins Porto on a season-long loan after the £36m winger fell out of favour under David Moyes with the Brazilian set for Champions League football
- West Ham’s Felipe Anderson has agreed to join Porto on loan for the season
- The Brazilian joined for £36m in 2018 but has fallen out of favour this season
- He is now set to feature in the Champions League against Manchester City
West Ham winger Felipe Anderson has joined FC Porto on a season-long loan.
The 27-year old Brazilian, a £36million signing from Lazio, has fallen out of favour at West Ham but will now play in the Champions League with Porto facing Manchester City, Marseille and Olympiakos.
He will be joined at the Portuguese champions by Chelsea defender Malang Sarr who also signed on loan for the season.
Out of favour West Ham winger Felipe Anderson has joined Porto on a season-long loan deal
In a brief statement on West Ham’s website, a statement read: ‘West Ham United can confirm that Felipe Anderson has joined Portuguese side FC Porto on a season-long loan.
‘The Club wishes Felipe all the best for his loan spell.
Anderson has played 70 times during his two years at the London Stadium and was tipped to be a key figure for the Hammers after arriving in the capital for the big-money sum – which was a club record at the time.
He played 40 games in his debut season, scoring ten goals, and managed 28 appearances in the last campaign.
The Brazilian has failed to start a Premier League game under David Moyes this season
But since the start of this term he has not started a Premier League game, with manager David Moyes only picking him to start in the League Cup.
He joins a list of outgoings from West Ham during this transfer window, with midfielder Jack Wilshere being release from his contract after struggling with fitness issues since joining from Arsenal.
Grady Diangana has also been allowed to leave the club as he joined West Brom for £20m, while Jeremy Ngakia left for Watford.
West Ham have had a mixed start to the season so far, with two successive defeats followed by back-to-back wins.