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Leicester City bid €30m for Euro 2016 winner

Leicester City have made a €30 million bid for Sporting Lisbon star Adrien Silva according to ESPN.

Silva’s father Manuel confirmed that the Foxes have made the offer and did not rule out the possibility of a move.

In an interview with Antena 1, Manuel Silva was quoted as saying: “I am concerned about the lack of respect for a player who gave everything to the club in the last 15 years and has always been an exemplary professional.

“There are things we cannot say or do. The word is worth more than the contracts. I’m not hurt, I respect the club president, but among men, we have to decide and speak. We are good people, honest.

“I call for common sense. We have a proposal from Leicester for €30 million, and from others. By Wednesday anything can happen.”

Silva was part of the Portugal side that were crowned champions of Europe in France this summer.

He started four games at Euro 2016, including the final, which saw the underdogs prevail 1-0 after extra time.

At club level, Silva has been on the books at Sporting since 2002, although he has had loan spells at Maccabi Haifa and Academica.

Playing either on the left or in a central position, Silva has scored 27 goals for Sporting in the past three seasons.

He could perhaps be described as a late bloomer. He only made his senior international debut for Portugal two years ago, despite having represented the country at U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 level between 2004 and 2010.

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