Sep 6, 2017

How Twitter reacted to news that Adrien Silva’s Leicester move has been blocked

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After what seemed like an excellent transfer deadline day for Leicester City, keeping hold of Riyad Mahrez and Demarai Gray and locating Danny Drinkwater’s replacement, things have now hit a snag.

The Leicester Mercury reported late on Tuesday evening that a proposed move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva has now stalled, with FIFA not sanctioning Leicester’s registration documents.

And in the latest update on Wednesday morning, BBC Sport claim that Leicester’s application to register Silva has been rejected – with the Premier League side missing the deadline by just 14 seconds.

The Foxes had agreed a £22 million move for the Portuguese international late on deadline day, needing to request a two-hour extension to ensure all of the necessary paperwork was completed.

Last night, a spokesperson for Leicester City said“We are working with Adrien and Sporting Clube de Portugal to overcome some issues relating to the player’s registration and exploring all options to find a resolution.”

The 28-year-old has made 20 appearances for Portugal, playing a vital role in their 2016 European Championship winning side, and it’ll now come as a huge blow that he’s unable to feature until January.

And it’s fair to say that Leicester fans weren’t too pleased…

Unable to believe they missed out by 14 seconds…

Some people took aim at FIFA…

Whilst some blamed the club for doing their business so late in the day…

Others, however, believe they already have a new midfield maestro in the wings…

What do you think Leicester fans? Will Silva’s absence be a big blow? Let us know.

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