ExWHUemployee has claimed that Xande Silva is likely to leave West Ham on loan today.

In other news…Report claims West Ham want to sign 161-goal striker who recently moved for £11m

The 23-year-old joined the Hammers in the summer of 2018 from Portuguese side Vitoria for around £2 million (The Mirror).

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Xande Silva (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

But Silva has never really been given a chance at Premier League level.

The Portugal under-21 international has impressed for West Ham’s under-23 side, however, with 10 goals in 13 games to his name (Transfermarkt).

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Xande Silva (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Michail Antonio’s fine form has led to him being David Moyes’s undisputed number one choice in the centre-forward position at the London Stadium. And with Sebastien Haller sitting on the bench, Silva’s chances of getting minutes in the Premier League this season will be limited to say the least.

And ExWHUemployee has claimed that the 23-year-old is the most likely West Ham player to leave the club on loan this summer:

A loan move away from the Hammers is clearly what Silva needs.

He certainly has the talent. But now he just needs a run of games to prove that he has what it takes.

There are doubts about the Portuguese starlet’s durability and fitness of course, after he suffered a serious injury last year.

Let’s just hope that if the 23-year-old does leave on loan, he enjoys a successful campaign wherever he is, and returns to West Ham a much better player next year.

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