Anderson says the challenge of testing himself against the very best the Premier League has to offer was one reason behind his decision to join West Ham United.
“It's always been a dream to play in one of the biggest and most competitive leagues in the world," said the former Lazio midfielder. “I just want to show my value here."
Anderson continued: "What attracted me was the traditions of the club and the value that they put in me, and that they believed in me.
“That was why I didn't hesitate in the decision. I just made the decision based on that. It was easy.
“West Ham is a historical club in itself and when the offer came I was just happy a club like this had interest in me. Also, to have a manager such as Manuel is an added bonus."