Nottingham Forest have made a late move for West Ham United attacker Xande Silva before the transfer window closes at 11pm, sources have exclusively told Football League World.
The 24-year-old Portuguese forward is the subject of transfer talks between the two clubs in what would be a permanent deal to take him to the City Ground after three years at the London outfit.
Understand West Ham's Xande Silva is on #NFFC's radar before the 11pm deadline.
Was interest from Europe in the young Portuguese attacker, including in Greece.
Highly-rated, versatile forward. Much-needed addition along with Braian Ojeda, who is expected to be announced soon.
— George Harbey (@georgeharbey) August 31, 2021
Silva spent last season at Greek side Aris Salonika, scoring four times in 29 Super League appearances and also added two assists to his tally.
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He signed for West Ham back in 2018 from Vitoria Guimaraes but has made just one Premier League appearance for the Irons – that came in a 2-0 away victory over Burnley in December 2018.
Silva is predominantly a winger who can play on both sides of the pitch and will provide competition for the likes of Joe Lolley, Philip Zinckernagel and Alex Mighten should a deal be concluded with the Hammers.