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'Best signing of the summer' - West Ham fans react to Xande Silva's award nomination

West Ham striker Xande Silva has been nominated for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award.

The young striker has been featuring for West Ham’s under-23 team in the Premier League 2 and has impressed enough to earn himself a place on the nine-man shortlist for the August Player of the Month accolade.

The 21-year-old netted five goals in just three games in August, following his summer arrival from Vitoria Guimaraes.

Silva endeared himself to fans immediately, scoring a hat-trick on his debut away at rivals Tottenham Hotspur, before finding the net against Manchester City and Arsenal at home.

DAGENHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Xande Silva of West Ham United in action during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Manchester City at Chigwell Construction Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Dagenham, England. (Photo by Avril Husband/West Ham United via Getty Images)

The other names on the award shortlist are Aaron Connolly and Victor Gyokeres (Brighton), Luke Molyneux (Sunderland), Layton Ndukwu (Leicester), Angel Gomes (Manchester United), Tariq Lamptey (Chelsea), Nabil Touaizi Zoubdi (Manchester City) and Danny Loader (Reading).

Given the Portugal youth international’s red hot form, many West Ham fans have been calling for him to be included in the first-team.

Here are some responses after fans found out he had been nominated for this award.

https://twitter.com/NJThompson94/status/1036984037766778881

https://twitter.com/thelukeholloway/status/1036982510687842304

https://twitter.com/skoda1979/status/1036981997627998209


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