Nottingham Forest outcast Xande Silva looks set for a return to Aris during the January transfer window.

The Reds boss Steve Cooper is yet to include the 24-year-old in a matchday squad and his Forest days look numbered.

Silva checked in for £200,000 on deadline day from West Ham back in August.

He played for 24 minutes of a 2-0 defeat against Middlesbrough but hasn’t been seen since in a Forest shirt.

The signing seems a bizarre one and frankly, it smacks of Ioannis Vrentzos as opposed to Dane Murphy.

Silva spent some time on loan with Aris last season. He made 33 appearances for the club, scoring four goals and claiming three assists.

Forest Silva
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During his time with West Ham, he rarely challenged for a regular place in the first team, making just two appearances for the Hammers.

Now, Aris want him back and have dangled a two-and-a-half-year deal under his nose.

It is thought that Silva holds a desire to leave Forest in search of regular first-team football.

The stumbling block could be that Aris don’t have funds available to buy him and want the Reds to let him leave for free.

That not be beyond the realms of possibility and it will be intriguing to see how Forest see things.

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This is all getting a bit silly now. Silva was added when a deal to sign Josh Maga fell through at the eleventh hour on deadline day.

Being prepared isn’t a bad thing but the fact that Silva has played just 24 minutes makes his signing ridiculous.

Forest Silva
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Those minutes could have simply gone to an academy player and Forest have to stop making these random additions to their squad.

With Murphy and Cooper overseeing things, there is real hope that the likes of Silva checking in at Forest can become a thing of the past.

As a result, washing their hands of the 24-year-old is no bad thing for Forest to consider.

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