Nottingham Forest have confirmed the arrival of Xande Silva at the City Ground.
In a statement posted on the Nottingham Forest website, the Reds officially announced the permanent signing of the West Ham United winger for an undisclosed fee, with the 24-year-old putting pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Championship side.
The club went on to mention the fact that the former Portugal U21 international joined the Hammers from Vitoria Guimaraes in a £3m deal back in 2018, as well as stating that the forward has become the club’s eighth signing of the summer transfer window.
While Chris Hughton was not exactly short of options in the wide attacking areas of his squad prior to the signing of Xande Silva, with the 62-year-old having Philip Zinckernagel, Joe Lolley and Alex Mighten as options on either the left or right-wing, the arrival of the 24-year-old will nevertheless have left the manager buzzing.
Indeed, while Xande Silva struggled to break into the West Ham first team during his time in east London, making just two senior appearances for the Premier League club, the forward demonstrated his potential while out on loan at Greek side Aris Thessaloniki last season.
Over his 28 Super League appearances – only 11 of which came as starts, the £720k-rated man scored four goals and provided his teammates with three assists, playing a key role in his side securing a highly impressive second-place finish in the top flight of Greek football.
As such, should the Portugal youth international be able to refind this form in Nottingham Forest colours this season, his signing will undoubtedly provide Hughton with a considerable boost at a time when the 62-year-old desperately needs one – with his side currently sitting at the bottom of the Championship standings.