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Sporting Lisbon have issued a statement insisting the deal they agreed with Leicester City for the sale of Adrien Silva is binding, despite FIFA withholding his registration.
They also claim the fee is worth considerably more than the initial reports of £22m - the Portuguese club say the agreement is worth £27 million to them with an initial £18.3 million now due.
The statement reads: “In view of the recent news, it is further informed and clarified that the definitive transfer of the sports and economic rights of the professional football player Adrien Silva to Leicester FC is concluded.
“Finally, it should also be clarified that the delay of the player’s registration in favour of Leicester FC will have no impact on the financial conditions described above, except for a delay in time of receipts resulting from the variable amount associated with the player’s performance.”