Silva finally debuts for Leicester City

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Adrien Silva‘s been with Leicester City for some time, but neither Craig Shakespeare nor Claude Puel had been able to deploy the Portuguese metronome until Monday.

Silva, 28, played just a minute in a 3-0 rout of Huddersfield Town, but it was a sweet minute after his $30 million move from Sporting CP was axed thanks to paperwork being filed seconds late.

Seconds!

How did it feel to be eligible for duty? Pretty darn good, says Silva.

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

“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.”

Silva wasn’t even allowed to train with the Foxes at the start of the transfer hullaballoo, and the same post claims all of his training for three weeks was done in a hotel fitness center.

Now the EURO-winning Portuguese midfielder can join Wilfried Ndidi in a potent center midfield. Watch out for Leicester if Silva quickly gets his Premier League feet under him.