Claret and Hugh can this afternoon reveal the financial terms of the deal that saw Xande Silva join Nottingham Forest on transfer deadline day.
The Championship club paid a modest sum of £200,000 to sign the 24-year-old Hammer but West Ham did insist on a sell-on clause meaning they will benefit 25% of any profit on the Portugese winger.
Silva joined West Ham for a €1.5m (£1.3) transfer fee with a further €2m (£1.7m) of potential add-ons from Vitória S.C, signing a three-year contract and being recruited initially for the under-23 team. He scored a four-minute hat-trick on his Premier League 2 debut 11 days later, against Spurs.
Silva made his Premier League debut on 30 December 2018 in a 2–0 away defeat to Burnley, coming on as a second-half substitute for Marko Arnautović. He missed the start of the 2019–20 season due to illness; after he was rushed into hospital in Portugal, he underwent emergency bowel surgery from which he was recuperating.
David Moyes decided Silva was unlikely to make the grade as a Premier League player and approved his sale, the club believed his bowel surgery seriously hampered his career and caused him a major setback which he struggled to recover from.
Last year Silva was loaned to Aris for the season. He scored his first goal in the Super League Greece on 2 December last year.