Former Premier League Champion, Leicester City has finally completed the registration of summer signing Adrien Silva and the midfielder will be eligible to play in the premier league although the New year day match against Huddersfield is a bit too early for him.
Silva was signed from Sporting Lisbon on the last day of the transfer window last summer, but the 14 seconds delay before his documents got to FIFA ruled him out of football since then. His new club, Leicester did all they could to have him play; they even appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) but an all measures proved futile.
As the January transfer window got opened few hours ago, Leicester quickly presented the relevant documents to the FA which has subsequently been relayed to FIFA. This implies that the Portuguese is finally available for selection again after four months without football although he will be ruled out of today’s game for FA rules.
It is understood that Silva will be making his long-awaited debut in the FA Cup third-round game at League one side Fleetwood on Saturday and Leicester fans will be getting excited to finally see their £22M signing in the club’s jersey.
He spoke with LCFC TV: “It’s been very frustrating, but now the difficult times are past me and now I’m very happy to be close to my goal.
“It’s been very important to keep training because it’s a long time not playing and of course I can work and train more than normal, but there is nothing better than the game.
“I will be in good shape because I have worked a lot, I have confidence in that, but I have to play games to get better.
“You have to keep a positive mentality and that’s what I’ve tried to do. I’ve kept my mind focused on my job and what I love to do.
“It’ll be a great feeling to play for this club in this league. It was a dream for me to come to this league, to be part of the best one and to compete with all of the best players. To play against them will make me a better player, I’m sure.”