Four months after his transfer to Leicester City was completed, Adrien Silva has made his much-anticipated debut in their 3-0 over Huddersfield Town.
The former league champions completed the signing of the Silva from Sporting Lisbon for £22 million on deadline day in August.
The reason it has taken the Portuguese international so long to make his debut was due to his registration documents being received by FIFA 14 seconds after the deadline.
The foxes made an appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport to no avail, leaving the 28-year-old in limbo.
On New Years Day, Silva was registered meaning he could feature for Leicester immediately and in turn saw placed on the bench.
Whilst Leicester have found a good run of form stringing together some impressive performances including a 2-2 draw with Manchester United, Silva comes in as a massive boost, he will look to claim a spot in the first team and help his new team maintain their ladder position.
Manager Claude Puel will need his team to build on their recent run which has seen them move all the way up to 8th, although it will be hard there is no reason why Leicester can’t fight for a Europa League spot, especially with the quality Silva will add.