The management of the Emirati club Al Ain is close to concluding a strong deal during the current winter transfer period, as it came close to signing the Brazilian player Felipe Anderson, the Portuguese player of Porto and loaned to West Ham after the player officially agreed to join the team.
According to sources inside Al Ain club, the deal will cost Al Ain club treasury a large sum of money, and Felipe Anderson will receive a monthly salary of one million and 700 thousand dirhams, to be the highest-paid player in the UAE Football League.
Al-Ain club is intensifying its negotiations with West Ham, who owns the Brazilian Anderson, until the end of the current season, and negotiations have reached advanced stages between the two parties, and the management of the UAE club has a strong desire to formally contract with the player, to compete strongly for all tournaments this season.
Al Ain had requested to borrow the player for free, without the existence of a clause giving the club the right to purchase his contract, while West Ham would like to obtain a financial reward for the formal completion of the deal, during the current winter Mercato.
West Ham management believes that getting rid of Felipe Anderson is of great importance, especially as he receives a salary of up to 4 million pounds sterling, equivalent to about 20 million dirhams, while Al Ain wants to obtain the player and pay his salary only, without charging the English club anything in return. Financial.
Anderson, 27, moved to West Ham in the summer of 2018 for 38 million euros, but was loaned to Porto and failed to prove his presence at the Portuguese club, where he participated in only five matches in all competitions.
Anderson is seeking to leave Porto in light of the great interest of Al Ain, who is looking for an effective wing to participate in strengthening the ranks of the Portuguese coach Pedro Emmanuel’s team.
Al-Ain had succeeded in contracting with Japanese Shoya Nakajima on loan for a period of 6 months from Portuguese club Porto, to replace the arrested under the order of the AFC, Islam Khan.
Al-Ain finished the first round of the Arabian Gulf League championship in fifth place with 23 points.