Every cloud has a ‘Silva’ lining? LCFCWorld September 17, 2017 LCFC News Exciting news. According to the sources who have been monitoring this transfer saga, Leicester City have won the fight already, and they should be able to announce him earlier this week which should allow him to play against Liverpool on Saturday if selected. The Foxes missed FIFA’s deadline by a mere 14 seconds, resulting in the failure to register Silva as a Leicester player. As it stands, the 28-year old cannot feature for City until the winter transfer window, which is when the club can submit the paperwork again; however, with the lawyers tirelessly working on the issue, it appears that the former Sporting player could play. A UEFA Euro 2016 winner with Portugal, Adrien Silva was signed as a replacement for Danny Drinkwater. The now Chelsea player was sold to the the reigning champions in a record move, £30 million to be particular, leaving behind a huge gap in Craig Shakespeare’s side.