Shakespeare wants Silva on board

first_imgTransfers Shakespeare hopes for positive resolution to Silva signing saga Russell Greaves Last updated 2 years ago 01:40 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AdrienSilvaCropped Getty Images Transfers Leicester City Leicester City v Chelsea Chelsea Portugal Premier League Sporting CP Primeira Liga The midfielder’s move to Leicester City has been held up by a technicality with the paperwork as the Foxes prepare to take on Chelsea Craig Shakespeare would “love” to welcome Adrien Silva to his Leicester City squad as the confusion over the midfielder’s move from Sporting CP continues.Reports emerged on Wednesday suggesting Silva’s transfer had been held up after the Premier League club missed the deadline to register him by 14 seconds.Foxes 10/3 to beat Chelsea Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing A day later the Portuguese outfit released details of the deal, worth up to €29.5 million, and then on Friday Shakespeare spoke out on the issue.”We know that a deal has been agreed between the clubs, but we’re still trying to finalise it,” said the Foxes boss ahead of Saturday’s home match against champions Chelsea. “For me, as a football person, of course it’s a very rare occasion. “My thoughts are with the player, but at the moment I’m trying to prepare the team for a really important game on Saturday. #lcfc boss Craig Shakespeare talks to the press ahead of the visit of Chelsea to King Power Stadium on Saturday. #LeiChe— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 8, 2017″From my point of view, as a manager, you identify the players and leave the other bits to the legal people.”Leicester confirmed they were still working to ensure Silva’s move could be completed and Shakespeare will not allow himself to be distracted by it, despite being eager to have the Portugal international at his disposal.He added: “It’s important at the moment to keep a level head about it and let the legal people get on with it. Purely from a football point of view, we’ve identified the player and I would love the player to be in with us. “At this stage, we need to let them carry on with it and hopefully when we’re told the players ours, he can train with us and we can welcome him with open arms. “He’s a proven international. On the recruitment side of it, he was identified a long time ago.”last_img read more

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