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Most Leicester City fans impressed with Adrien Silva’s World Cup display

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Most Leicester City fans impressed with Adrien Silva’s World Cup display

The Portuguese star only played half of last season after a controversial move to Leicester City.

Portugal drew 1-1 with Iran yesterday evening to secure their place in the next round of the World Cup, in a game fraught with VAR controversy. Amongst it all for Portugal, however, was a Leicester City player.

Adrien Silva was handed a starting berth for Portugal and quickly found his rhythm. It was an excellent performance from the midfielder. He completed more passes than anyone else on the field and set the temp for Portugal going forward. He can even claim the assist for Ricardo Quaresma’s opening goal of the game.

For Leicester fans, it is perhaps the best they have seen from the midfielder since his difficult move from Sporting Lisbon last summer.

(during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

After a protracted transfer period, the Foxes finally agreed a £22 million fee with his club Sporting Lisbon for his transfer. Unfortunately, the agreement came moments after the transfer window had slammed shut in the UK.

FIFA were having none of it and Silva was to remain ineligible for Leicester until the winter transfer window opened.

It was, therefore, always going to be hard for the Portuguese star to have a good campaign at the King Power in the second half of 2017-18.

But his performance for Portugal this week will no doubt give Leicester fans some hope that next season he can be a crucial member of the Foxes team…

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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