Scotland Premiership

West Ham breaks transfer record to sign Felipe Anderson

LONDON (AP) West Ham broke its transfer record to sign Brazil midfielder Felipe Anderson for a reported fee of 35 million pounds ($42 million) in what the Premier League club said Sunday was a "real statement of intent."

Anderson joined from Italian side Lazio and became West Ham's seventh signing since the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as manager in May.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder moved to Lazio in 2013, scoring 34 goals in 177 appearances, after making his name with Brazilian club Santos as a teenager.