Sport Leicester give summer signing Silva brilliant shirt number after his move was held up

15:24  13 october  2017
15:24  13 october  2017 Source:

FIFA rejects Leicester appeal over Adrien Silva signing

  FIFA rejects Leicester appeal over Adrien Silva signing Adrien Silva is facing an uncertain few months after FIFA refused to sanction his transfer to Leicester City.FIFA has rejected Leicester City's request to ratify the signing of Adrien Silva from Sporting CP.

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Leicester City appear to have poked fun at the deal to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Clube de Portugal by handing him the number 14 shirt.

The Portuguese midfielder has finally started training with his team-mates after his move to the Premier League was held up.

The Foxes signed the midfielder as a replacement for Danny Drinkwater, who left for Chelsea on transfer deadline day.

Unfortunately for Leicester, they missed the deadline to register signings, by just 14 seconds.

Silva is now unable to play in any competitive fixtures until January but he can feature in behind-closed-doors friendlies in a bid to boost his match fitness.

The midfielder has been a long-term target for Leicester, so handing him the number 14 shirt is a light-hearted take on the deal that has been held up for some time.

Hodgson backs Appleton for successful coaching career .
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has backed Leicester City’s caretaker manager Michael Appleton to enjoy a successful career in coaching. The Croydon Advertiser reports that Hodgson backed Appleton to be a success, with the former Oxford United man set to take charge of the Foxes’ Premier League game away to Swansea on Saturday. Hodgson knows the former Manchester United trainee well from his time at West Brom, the club where he finished his playing career and had a brief spell as a caretaker manager. “I know Michael from my time at West Brom. When I came, for my first game, he was the caretaker manager then he worked alongside myself and Keith Downing and Dean Kiely as a group of people who worked at the club. I know him, I like him very much. I think he is a good coach and I think he has a good future.” Appleton has been drafted into the hot seat to take charge of the club temporarily after Craig Shakespeare lost his job earlier in the week. A 1-1 home draw against West Brom was not enough to save the former assistant from the sack, despite signing a new long-term deal earlier this season. Appleton himself only joined the club in the summer, leaving his role as head coach with Oxford United to become Leicester’s new number two. The 41-year-old, who enjoyed a successful spell at Oxford, has also worked at Portsmouth, Blackburn and Blackpool.

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