Adrien Silva is training with Leicester City, despite Fifa rejecting the Portugal midfielder’s registration.
Paperwork on Silva’s £22m switch from Sporting Lisbon arrived 14 seconds too late on the deadline day of 31 August.
Leicester can add Silva to the participating in squad when the transfer window reopens in January, alternatively don’t have any longer ruled out attention-grabbing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport towards Fifa’s decision.
“He wants to play football and train,” discussed Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare.
“He’s had to miss out now not very best on club football alternatively international football and we now have now tried to stick his spirits up.
“I talk to him frequently right through training to ensure he is absolutely interested by what his necessities are.”
Shakespeare says the club are having a look at arranging behind-closed-doors delightful fixtures to be in agreement 28-year-old Silva deal with his well being.
“The camaraderie and the banter is sensible in and across the converting rooms and I sought after to combine him as briefly as conceivable and I will be able to do this now,” added Shakespeare.
“It can also be remiss of me not to plan for the worst-case situation, which is that we wouldn’t have him until January.
“In terms of his fitness, we will have a plan in place – and we will probably have a Plan A, B, C, D, E and F, so it’s something that we will continue to monitor.”