Lotito: "I Didn't Want To Sell Felipe, But Inzaghi Didn't Want Him."

Lazio's president, Claudio Lotito, admits that he never intended to sell Felipe Anderson to West Ham United in 2018. Now the Brazilian international has returned to Serie A after a difficult stint in the Premier League.

Felipe Anderson certainly had a decent time at West Ham United but that doesn't quite match up to his 36 Million transfer fee.  This figure made him the most expensive acquisition in the history of The Hammers.

After three years, the player's value dropped to around 2.5 million. David Moyes is more interested in playing Pablo Fournals instead of Anderson, as a result, he is left off the first team.

Now that the winger has returned to Lazio, the former Santos player has reminded people of his talent as one of the greatest wingers in Europe at the time.  This season, he has contributed 8 goals and 6 assists.  He has demonstrated his versatility in a more central position and is set to make 2022/23 the most prolific campaign of his career.

And Claudio Lotito, president of the Biancoceleste, admitted that the club's former coach, Simone Inzaghi, decided to sell Anderson five years ago.

"I didn't want to sell Felipe, but Inzaghi didn't want him," he explained.

Anderson began to make his mark under coach Maurizio Sarri, who was willing to accept his flaws and inconsistent performances after being sidelined during the Inzaghi and Moyes eras.

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