West Ham Owner Hails ‘Statement of Intent’ With Anderson Signing
West Ham United owner David Sullivan described the capture of £42m winger Felipe Anderson as “a statement of intent” with the Irons smashing their transfer record to bring the Brazilian to East London.
Sullivan told West Ham’s official website, “Felipe was a main target of the manager so we are delighted we’ve been able to bring him to the Club. We’re very pleased with the business we’ve done so far and I hope the supporters are just as excited as we are about the squad we are building here at West Ham.
“The deal sees us significantly break our transfer record and we feel it’s a real statement of intent.” Director of Football Mario Husillos was also delighted with the transfer, telling the website, “We are very happy and pleased to welcome Felipe to West Ham United.
“We believe that we have signed one of the most exciting talents in European football. Felipe has shown a fantastic level of performance at Lazio in recent seasons and we believe that he will now bring that quality to the Premier League.
“He is also a player very suited to the style of Manuel Pellegrini. For West Ham United this is a very big statement, a club record, so we must thank the owners for their support and work in making this transfer possible.
“It is a negotiation that has taken some time but it is a very good sign that Felipe was determined to become a West Ham player, and we feel very confident that he will become a big success at London Stadium.”