Leicester City midfielder Adrien Silva says he is finally able to look forward to a 'great future' after spending months in exile.
Silva made his long overdue Foxes debut as a late substitute in Monday's 3-0 win against Huddersfield.
He had been previously blocked from playing because his £22million move from Sporting Lisbon was completed 14 seconds after deadline in the summer transfer window.
Adrien Silva says he is finally looking forward to a 'great future' at Leicester City
Silva had been blocked from playing after his transfer to Leicester didn't go through in time
Silva admits it was a testing time for him - a player who has made over 200 career appearances.
'It's been very frustrating, but now the difficult times are past me and now I'm very happy to be close to my goal,' the 28-year-old told LCFC TV. 'I've been working hard every day to arrive at this moment and I'm in good shape.
'It's been very important to keep training because it's a long time not playing and of course I can work and train more than normal, but