West Ham United have signed Brazilian forward Felipe Anderson from Italian Serie A side Lazio in a club record transfer.
The 25-year-old joins the Hammers after signing a four-year contract in a deal worth £42m (£35m plus £7m in add-ons).
He becomes the club’s seventh signing of the summer after Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Fabian Balbuena.
Felipe Anderson joined Lazio in 2013 and weighed in with 8 goals and 10 assists in 32 appearances for the capital club last season.
While speaking about his transfer in his first interview with the Premier League outfit, Felipe Anderson said: “I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United.”
“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.” He concluded.