Nottingham Forest forward Xande Silva looks set to stay at the City Ground after Aris pulled out of a deal to sign the player.

According to Greek journalist, Georgios Sideridis, the owner has pulled the plug on Silva arriving in Greece; claiming the decision was a personal choice.

The 24-year-old was set for a Forest departure. It was claimed earlier this week that a two-year deal has been agreed for Silva to return to Aris.

During a loan spell from West Ham last season he scored four goals and claimed three assists for the top-flight outfit.

Forest Silva
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Now, he looks set to stay at Forest and he will have to get his head down and continue working hard under boss Steve Cooper.

Silva has made four appearances in the Championship this season, playing the final 12 minutes against Barnsley on Tuesday.

During that cameo, he struck the post and then missed a bit of sitter when it seemed certain he would open his Forest account.

Silva does have some potential though. With Alex Mighten and Joe Lolley both injured, the Reds are light in attack and letting the versatile player go wouldn’t have made much sense.

Chances: Silva must grasp next Forest opportunity

Given his couple of misses in the last outing, the Forest critics will be sharpening their tongues ready to lambast the summer signing.

Forest Silva
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The fact that Silva got into areas to miss the chances should be praised but he does need that first goal to go in.

Given Forest’s injuries in the attack at the moment, another chance will beckon for Silva in the near future. The challenge for the former West Ham man is to grasp it with both hands; proving his doubters wrong in the process.

Cooper looks willing to be patient with Silva and the ball is now in his court.

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