Leicester City’s Adrien Silva Transfer From Sporting Lisbon Official

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It’s finally official! Adrien Silva is looking forward to putting months of “frustration” behind him after finally completing his registration as a Leicester player.

Silva was unable to seal a £22 million move from Sporting Lisbon on the transfer deadline day last summer as the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late.

With appeals to FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected, Silva had to wait until January to become eligible to play.

“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” Silva said (h/t ESPN FC).

“I’ve been working hard every day to arrive at this moment and I’m in good shape. 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.”

Silva also thanked his teammates.

“They’ve been great for me and they keep pushing to keep my mentality up,” Silva said. “They have been very important for me. I see a great future in front of us.

“They keep your smile on your face. I have to thank them also for being there, not only in the good times but also in the bad ones.”