Nottingham Forest winger Xande Silva is wanted by Greek outfit Aris, according to Georgios Sideridis who is something of a Greek football expert when it comes to transfers.
The former West Ham man has spent just a single season at the City Ground. He cost the Reds £200,000 from the London Stadium when they decided to sell him in August.
Silva failed to hold down a regular place in the team. He made just 11 appearances with just two of those coming in the way of starts in the Championship.
The 25-year-old showcased glimpses of his talent during his time on Trentside. It wasn’t enough though and the fact that Steve Cooper had a settled team didn’t help his case.
Silva can operate on either flank and did look pretty lively when called upon by Forest. Sadly, consistency proved tricky though and he missed several good chances in the games he did play.
Now, Aris are ready to pounce and sign the player permanently. Silva spent the 2020/21 campaign with the Greek outfit, scoring four goals and claiming three assists from 33 appearances.
Forest will hope to do lots of business this summer. As a result, other players will need to leave and Silva looks almost certain to be one of those unfortunate players.
Silva wanted by Aris and Forest must offload him
Letting the winger leave is a must. He has absolutely no chance of being part of the squad next season and keeping him around would just be pointless.
Forest will have to name a 25-man squad next season and that could be bad news for a lot of clubs. Silva is unlikely to even make that list of players given the nature of the season he’s just had.
Silva is a signing that hasn’t really worked out. It took him some time to get a chance and he just couldn’t get going when one was forthcoming.
It’s easy to see why Forest did land Silva given that he can play in a number of positions and is at a nice age to continue improving.
He’s not at the required level to play Premier League football though and if Aris are willing to sign him, Forest must let him leave this summer.