Nottingham Forest man Xande Silva is set to end his City Ground hell and sign for Aris in a permanent deal.

According to transfer guru Georgios Sideridis, Silva has now agreed to go to Greece once the January transfer window opens.

The versatile forward will leave having played for just 24 minutes during 2021/22 and he’ll go down as a truly bizarre addition.

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Silva always smacked of a panic buy. He cost the club £200,000 from West Ham with just minutes of the transfer window left.

Forest had pulled out of a deal to sign Josh Maja from Bordeaux and plucked Silva from the Premier League instead.

He made just two appearances for the Hammers and was loaned out to Aris last season.

During the 2020/21 campaign, he made 33 appearances for the Greek top-flight outfit, scoring four goals and registering three assists.

They couldn’t raise the funds to sign him in the summer and it’s anticipated that he could join them for free from Forest.

Silva has agreed on a two-and-a-half-year deal with Aris and will surely look to put his Forest nightmare behind him.

His only appearance came during Chris Hughton’s last game in charge and the highlight saw him stick a shot at goal out for a throw-in.

Learn: Forest must stop signings like Silva

It’ll be of little surprise to Forest fans that the Silva transfer hasn’t worked out.

Quite simply, the Reds have been burned far too often with these types of signings and they have to stop.

Although there is never any guarantee over signings, Silva looked like a strange one from the off.

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At 24 he’d made just two appearances for West Ham and was a million miles away from David Moyes’ first team.

As a result, it always seemed unlikely that he’d be capable of having a real impact at the City Ground.

Forest are in good hands under Dane Murphy and Steve Cooper. With that it mind, it’s vital the powers that be leave the recruitment to them in the future.

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