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West Ham lands Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio for £40m

West Ham lands Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio for £40m

- Felipe Anderson signs a four-year deal with West Ham worth £40m

-The Brazilian becomes Manuel Pellegrini's second major signing

- The 25-year-old won gold with Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee of a £40m.

The Brazilian completed his medical on Friday and subsequently signed a four-year contract at London Stadium until 2022.

Anderson becomes the second new signing of the weekend for Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham after the arrival of Paraguay defender Fabian Balbuena on Saturday.

West Ham lands Brazilian midfielder Anderson from Lazio for £40m

Felipe Anderson unveiled as a West Ham player. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Andriy Yarmolenko and Jack Wilshere were both recruited last week from Dortmund and Arsenal, while Lukasz Fabianski and Ryan Fredericks have also joined.

The Hammers had earlier set a new transfer record this summer with a £22m deal for Issa Diop.

"I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United," Anderson 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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The 25-year-old spent five years in Serie A after moving from Santos in 2013 and made 177 appearances for Lazio across all competitions, scoring 34 goals and registering 42 assists while lifting the 2017 Supercoppa Italiana.

Anderson earned one senior international cap for Brazil in 2015 and won a gold medal with his country at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Liverpool have announced the signing of Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri in a deal around £13m this summer.

The 26-year-old was superb for his Swiss national team at the ongoing FIFA World Cup - scoring once in four appearances for the Red Crosses, but crashed out in the round of 16.

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