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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Four months later, Adrien Silva finally free to play for Leicester City

Four months after signing for Leicester, Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva is finally ready to play for the Premier League club.
Leicester bought Silva from Sporting Lisbon for 22 million pounds ($28.7 million) on transfer deadline day in August, but did not register the deal with FIFA on time.
FIFA refused in September to make an exception for Silva the paperwork was reportedly submitted 14 seconds too late and the player had an appeal rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
He was eligible to play from the start of 2018, meaning he could make his debut for Leicester in its home match against Huddersfield on New Year’s Day.
“It has been very frustrating,” said the 28-year-old Silva, who has played several behind-closed-doors friendlies to help gain match fitness, “but now the difficult times are past me.”