Date: 10th July 2018 at 1:50pm
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OPINION

The summer is fast turning into a great one for West Ham fans, following the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini as manager, but the board must ensure they get the reported deal for Filipe Anderson over the line.

Deals have already been done for Issa Diop, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks and Jack Wilshere, with Andriy Yarmolenko on the cusp of a move too.

But Anderson is the big one. Sky Sports has reported that the club is in advanced talks and that all parties want an agreement to be reached.

It says that the sides are getting closer to agreement on a fee, the payment structure and potential clauses.

However, it does say there is one detail that could scupper the deal – Felipe Anderson’s personal terms.

No one wants to be held to ransom, but surely a compromise can be reached for a player who is reportedly only on £24k-a-week with Lazio.?

A picture from Gazzetta Dello Sport shows the wages for all Serie A clubs, with Anderson on just €1.4million a year.