Felipe Anderson has officially completed his transfer to West Ham United, with Lazio earning a reported €40m plus bonuses.
English media have said it is closer to €55m, but the actual fee has not been disclosed – although the Hammers have confirmed it is a ‘club record’ sum.
The Brazilian passed his medical in London and put pen to paper on the contract today.
He has already been given a work permit and can play in a variety of roles, from wide midfield to trident attack or a support striker.
Felipe Anderson joined Lazio from Santos in 2013, scoring 34 goals in 177 competitive games for the Aquile.
Now, he has put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract and becomes the Hammers’ seventh signing of a busy summer.
“I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United,” the 25-year-old told West Ham’s official website.
“West Ham is a club with a lot of tradition, lots of great players have played here, like Bobby Moore, Carlos Tevez and Di Canio.
“They were great players and idols here, and I’m aiming big, who knows, maybe I could hit their heights and be a legend here too. I’m really happy to be here. It’s a dream come true.
“I want to thank the owner, David Sullivan, because he made a big effort to bring me here. I know how difficult it was, so I have to thank him a lot, and I hope I can repay his faith in me on the pitch with goals and winning games.”
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