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Alan 6:57 Thu Aug 2
Xande Silva
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West Ham United sign promising Portuguese forward Xande Silva

West Ham United are delighted to confirm the signing of young Portuguese forward Xande Silva.



The 21-year-old, who has represented his country at every level from U15 to U20, arrives on an three-year contract from Primeira Liga side Vitoria de Guimaraes for an undisclosed fee.

Xande Silva, who played 26 times in the Portuguese top flight for Vitoria de Guimaraes and reached the quarter-finals of the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup, will immediately link up with the Hammers’ U23 squad and is set to debut in Friday’s training ground friendly against Watford.

Academy Director Terry Westley said: “I would like to welcome Xande Silva to West Ham United and wish him a successful future with the club. He has shown good promise in his early career with Vitoria de Guimaraes and through the youth levels with Portugal.

“He is now joining a very talented group of Under-23 players here and will continue the next stage of his development with us. We look forward to watching his progress over the course of the coming season.”

Xande Silva told whufc.com: “This is a very important moment for me. This is a new experience for me, out of Portugal. I am very happy to be here at West Ham.

“I am a technical player and I am very fast. I will give West Ham 100% on the pitch every time I play.

“It’s a big dream of mine to play here in England. This is a club with a big history, with very good fans and I’m very excited to be here.”

Xande Silva was born in Coimbra and spent time in the Academy of his hometown side Sporting Clube de Portugal before moving onto Guimaraes.

There, he made the breakthrough in the second tier with Vitoria’s B side, playing 21 times in 2014/15 before he became more involved with the senior team from the next campaign onwards.

He debuted in the top division aged 18, featuring all the way across the forward line over the past three seasons.

At international level, he helped Portugal reach the semi-finals of the UEFA U17 Euro in 2014, before reaching the same stage of the UEFA U19 Euro two years later.

Last summer he scored twice in five games as Portugal progressed to the quarter-finals of the FIFA U20 World Cup, only being knocked out on penalties by Uruguay.

In total, he has played 65 times for his country from U15 to U20 levels, scoring 19 goals.

West Ham would like to welcome Xande Silva and his family to the Club and wish him all the best for his career with the Hammers.

He looks quick

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terry-h 3:56 Mon Jul 29
Re: Xande Silva Signed
This is a proper setback, the kind of illness that could threaten his career. Hope the young lad recovers soon and completely.
He's hardly played since the turn of the year and I did wonder if there was something up medically.
Samuelsen is another promising young player who had a throat operation over a year ago and is now out on loan again.

Are we jinxed?

ironsofcanada 3:40 Mon Jul 29
Re: Xande Silva Signed
All the best to him, for beyond football reasons.

Not in any way fun and proper scary.

easthammer 3:36 Mon Jul 29
Re: Xande Silva Signed
Could be linked to is hernia op last year. Whatever hope he makes a full recovery

Alvin 2:33 Mon Jul 29
Re: Xande Silva Signed
Ouch! sounds nasty. Fingers crossed for the lad.

Fivetide 2:19 Mon Jul 29
Re: Xande Silva Signed
Blimey. Dangerous situation, but sounds like he got the operation and treatment he needed in time. Urrgh.

diehardhammer 2:17 Mon Jul 29
Re: Xande Silva Signed
geoffpikey 2:00 Mon Jul 29

already confirmed non-cancerous

SUM A DING WONG 2:11 Mon Jul 29
Re: Xande Silva Signed
Sounds a horrible for him to go through.

Get well soon, Xande!

geoffpikey 2:00 Mon Jul 29
Re: Xande Silva Signed
I know this is ag central, but probably lay off the jokes until we know?

My younger brother had the same. Turned out to be cancer. He's young as well (well, mid 30s). Now, after a year of operations, with half his stomach/bowel removed, he's back at work.

Good wishes, Xande. IRONS!

diehardhammer 12:28 Mon Jul 29
Re: Xande Silva Signed
obstruction to his bowel?

can't think of any jokes to be made here

Eddie B 12:22 Mon Jul 29
Re: Xande Silva Signed
West Ham striker Xande Silva is due to fly into London on Tuesday after a horrendous summer which saw him undergo emergency surgery in his native Portugal.

The 22-year-old star suffered an obstruction to his bowel a week before he was due back for pre-season training in east London and having undergone an operation, has been recovering at home in Portugal having spent three weeks in hospital after his surgery.

Silva was back in his homeland on holiday over the summer when the obstruction occurred and he was rushed to hospital in Portugal, with the blessing of West Ham's club medical staff, and had emergency surgery in a private clinic in Lisbon within six hours of being taken ill.

Mex Martillo 9:35 Sat Jul 27
Re: Xande Silva Signed
He was looking good in the under 23s, hope he gets fit and in to the first team.
What’s that about coming first? I thought that was how the world works, males come first?

terry-h 5:07 Sat Jul 27
Re: Xande Silva Signed
He had a hernia operation early in the year and has been out since then. His pre-season work started late so it could be a few more weeks before he starts for the u-23s.

Eddie B 2:39 Sat Jul 27
Re: Xande Silva Signed
Has he got the bad aids?

Bernie 2:03 Sat Jul 27
Re: Xande Silva Signed
Been in hospital with something I think, he's out now but not fit yet

SUM A DING WONG 12:50 Sat Jul 27
Re: Xande Silva Signed
Mind you, maybe Gold was a nickname for our chairman.

No wonder his wife fucked off with his best mate - he kept coming first!!

SUM A DING WONG 12:43 Sat Jul 27
Re: Xande Silva Signed
Apparently, Silva isn't he's real name, its a nickname.

He's girlfriend gave it to him, because whenever they have sex , he always comes second.


I'll get my coat

bruuuno 12:34 Sat Jul 27
Re: Xande Silva Signed
He prob has aids

Eddie B 12:31 Sat Jul 27
Re: Xande Silva Signed
What's wrong with this fella, is he badly injured or something?

Westham67 12:51 Sun Jan 6
Re: Xande Silva Signed
I thought he looked very good , sharp and pacey

Barty 12:33 Sun Jan 6
Re: Xande Silva Signed
According to the mobile football app Fotmob he was man of the match.

Didn't see the game but I read he has done well.

Good app though nobody has im as the MOTM on here anyway...

J.Riddle 12:08 Sun Jan 6
Re: Xande Silva Signed
He had some good moments, one shot not far over and some good footwork. Needs a few more opportunities to settle the nerves to judge, a cup run will give him and others a chance to shine hopefully. Diagana had a good game full energy.

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