Leicester City are set to announce the signing of Adrien Silva from Sporting CP sooner rather than later.
The Foxes missed FIFA’s deadline by a mere 14 seconds, resulting in the failure to register Silva as a Leicester player. As it stands, the 28-year old cannot feature for City until the winter transfer window, which is when the club can submit the paperwork again; however, with the lawyers tirelessly working on the issue, it appears that the former Sporting player could play soon.
According to the sources monitoring the move closely, Leicester City have won the fight already, and they should be able to announce him earlier this week.
A UEFA Euro 2016 winner with Portugal, Adrien Silva was signed as a replacement for Danny Drinkwater. The now Chelsea player was sold to the the reigning champions in a record move, £30 million to be particular, leaving behind a huge gap in Craig Shakespeare’s side.
Silva had for long been targeted by the East Midland outfit, though they waited till the very last day to make a move for him despite being fully aware that Drinkwater had his eyes set on a transfer to Stamford Bridge. They are paying a heavy price for that now.
If indeed the reports are true, it’d be an absolute blessing for Leicester City, who are having a torrid time in the Premier League. After dropping yet more points against Huddersfield Town the other day in a 1-1 draw, City now only have a single win from five league games, putting them into the relegation scrap this early in the season.
Leicester City next face Liverpool twice in a week, the first encounter coming in the Carabao Cup (third round) on Tuesday at the King Power Stadium.