Tottenham and Leicester City are both keen on signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva, according to reports in Portugal.
As reported in Corrieo da Manha, the Premier League duo have both expressed an interest in the midfielder, but it is believed that Tottenham are currently closer to securing his services than the Foxes.
Leicester were believed to have come close to signing Silva last summer, only for the deal to fall through.
The Foxes’ decline over the past twelve months, coupled with Tottenham’s rise, means the London club look much more likely to sign Silva this window.
The 28-year-old operates mainly as a central-midfielder and is comfortable in both defensive and attacking situations. In particular it is believed that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has been impressed with Silva’s range of passing.
The Sporting no. 23 enjoyed another superb season for the Lisbon club during the 2016/17 campaign and registered six goals in 36 appearances for the side.
Silva came through the youth ranks at Sporting and made his senior club debut in 2007. In the past number of seasons the midfielder has become an integral part of the Sporting side and was voted as the club’s player of the season in 2013.
Silva is currently on international duty with Portugal in the Confederations Cup, where he will be hoping he can help his side win a second cup competition in as many years.
Silva was part of the successful side who won Euro 2016 last summer, where he played in all four of Portugal’s knock-out games.