West Ham United’s record breaking signing Felipe Anderson insists he is aiming to repay manager Manuel Pellegrini’s faith in him by performing to the best of his abilities in every game.
The 25-year-old signed for the Hammers in a club record deal which is believed to be worth around £35m, with the Brazilian international signing a four-year deal, making him Pellegrini’s seventh signing of the summer.
The Hammers were known to be after the winger for some time, and Pellegrini’s desire to sign Anderson for so long has motivated him to ensure he works to the best of his ability to repay his new boss.
Speaking to West Ham TV, Anderson said he is grateful to the Chilean for believing in him.
“I’ve still not had a chance to speak to him personally, but I’m really grateful to Manuel Pellegrini for believing in my qualities,” he said.
“I hope I can repay his faith on the pitch, by scoring goals and giving my all every day, and I hope to speak to him soon and thank him personally.
“There’s no doubt that this is an exciting time to join West Ham, I’d seen that the club had made theses signings and wanting to keep improving.
“I’m happy to be part of this project and I hope to get to know all these players soon, and all the staff members too so I can fit right in.”