Leicester midfielder finally set to leave for Serie A club

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Leicester City midfielder Adrien Silva could finally be set to end his torrid three and a half year spell at the club with a move to Sampdoria close.

Silva’s career at Leicester City didn’t go to plan and it hasn’t taken off since that. With the papers being sent late, the midfielder was forced to wait six months before making his debut. However, the last 18 months, he has played for AS Monaco on loan.

Unfortunately for Silva, Monaco opted against making the move permanent, meaning he returned to Leicester. Brendan Rodgers has confirmed his future will be elsewhere and it could finally happen.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Sampdoria are close to signing the 2016 European Championship winner, with talks said to be progressing.

With only a year left on his contract, Leicester are set to lose a chunk of money from the deal, after paying Sporting Lisbon £24 million in 2017.

Should the deal be finalised, Silva will be managed by title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri, who kept the Serie A club in the top division last season.

For Leicester, the move is a good one. They will receive a fee for the Portuguese midfielder, instead of seeing him go for a free next summer, whilst also releasing the wages for any potential incomings.

For Silva, it’ll be a relive to leave England. Following his delayed debut at Leicester, Silva made 14 appearances in the Premier League before swapping Leicester with Monaco, with Youri Tielemans coming the other way.

With Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy and Hamza Choudhury all ahead of Silva in Brendan Rodgers’ midfield plan, the move will be perfect for both parties.