Date: 9th April 2019 at 5:30pm
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OPINION

Just how much do West Ham fans think Felipe Anderson is worth after his first season at the London Stadium?

Having signed for an initial fee of around £35million, has he done enough to boost that already hefty price tag to new heights with his performances in the Premier League?

Nine goals and five assists across all competitions is a decent tally for his first year in England and at 25-years-old he is at an age where is his well experienced but with more room to develop and grow into a better all-round player.

On the other hand, his form has fluctuated significantly and he is without a single league goal in 2019, his only effort coming against Wimbledon in the FA Cup – a game West Ham ended up losing.

As such, it would be difficult to argue that the one-cap Brazilian is worth double what the Irons paid for him in 2018 but that is what Sky Sports are claiming about the attacking maestro.

They report that Anderson is valued at £70million but that club chief David Sullivan is not willing to sell him this summer no matter the offer – after all, he is one of their biggest names.

However, is he worth £70million right now? No. Will he ever be worth £70million? Quite possibly not.

If Real Madrid – the side who have been linked with his capture this summer – came in with an offer of £70million, the West Ham board would have to think long and hard about whether they will ever get that sort of money again.

Those funds would go a long way to building a side full of quality and talent and losing one star to do so would not be the end of the world.

His form this second half of the season has not been anything special, and if a big money deal comes in, the West Ham board could strike gold by sanctioning his surprise exit.