On Friday Adrien Silva saw himself dragged into the current crisis at Sporting. The Leicester City midfielder knows very well how the club and current president Bruno de Carvalho work and won’t have been surprised by Rui Patricio’s move to Wolves collapsing.
Sporting claimed that Gestifute, Jorge Mendes’ agency, wanted €3m of the €18m agreed fee as their due percentage, and a further €4m they believe they’re owed from Silva’s move to Leicester.
It’s all very messy and may well end up in court.
Meanwhile, Record report Adrien ‘unexpectedly’ missed Portugal training. The midfielder has a pain in his leg and hasn’t travelled to Belgium for the World Cup warm-up match.
Adrien’s full injury situation isn’t explained by the Portuguese newspaper, but it’s clearly a concern and even stated that there’s the chance to call up a substitute should the Leicester player not be fit enough to travel to Russia for the World Cup.
That’s the worst case scenario and would be a huge blow to Adrien after a difficult year.