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Happy to be here, says Silva

Filed: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
By: Staff Writer

New signing Alexandre Silva says he is delighted to have completed his move to West Ham United.

KUMB revealed yesterday that Silva was on his way to West Ham after a £1.5million + add-ons deal was agreed with his former club, Vitoria de Guimaraes.

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And following the completion of his medical, Silva - who will be going straight into Terry Westley's Under 23s squad - revealed that he was looking forward to moving to England.

"This is a very important moment for me," he told West Ham's website. "This is a new experience for me, [coming] 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 per cent on the pitch every time I play.

"Itís a big dream of mine to play here in England. This is a club with a big history, with very good fans and Iím very excited to be here."

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Meanwhile Academy Director Terry Westley welcomed Silva - aka 'Xande' - to the club, whilst stating that he was looking forward to working with the 21-year-old.

"I would like to welcome Xande to West Ham United and wish him a successful future with the club," Westley added.

"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."

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