Adrien Silva moved to Leicester in difficult circumstances being sanctioned and not able to play for months, after signing a few seconds late in the previous summer window.
After joining Leicester he has had a few chances to grab a place in the team, but Silva has struggled and not really found his place in midfield, and looks a bit away from the pace of the game in the Premier League.
At his age it is important to play football and not end up as a bench warmer, getting a few minutes, EFL and FA Cup games and not being able to keep his place in the national team. That is really the story of Adrien Silva at Leicester for 1,5 years.
Sporting Lisbon are at the moment going through a owner and president turmoil and if the elections goes as Jose Maria Ricciardi plans, then he will try to bring back the Portugal international, who could be eager to back to a game that gave hims such joy.
Often when players come to a club they have no idea of what will happen, must just go out there and do what you believe is right, and with certain manager changes and not being able to adapt and really struggling to find your preferred position, then it is very difficult.
Claude Puel, has tried a lot of players in the midfield area together with Wilfred Ndidi, and at the moment Nampalys Mendy looks like the one getting the chance, playing well in his latest appearances. Vicente Iborra, Hamza Choudhury, Andy King and Matty James are all alterernatives alongside Silva, so there are a place up for grabs, but so far Silva has not made the best out of his chances.
Silva and Iborra are both very experienced, but they might be overlooked by Puel in the future with Mendy doing so well and Choudhury being a much younger alternative. King, Iborra and Silva are all under pressure and a move in January could happen for all of them.
We will just have to wait and see if the Portugal international will leave Leicester City and rejoin his former club Sporting Lisbon, either in January or next summer.