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Adrien Silva reveals Man Utd ace Fernandes convinced him about Sampdoria

Adrien Silva is enjoying his football at Sampdoria.

The former Leicester City midfielder moved to Samp this summer - on recommendation of Manchester United ace Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes is a former Samp player and Silva revealed: “I think it was a combination of several factors.

“Not only for the coach, even if one of my priorities was to find a club whose coach was enthusiastic about me and convinced that I could add something to the team.

“The history at Leicester belongs in the past. Before saying yes to Sampdoria, I spoke to Bruno Fernandes, Bruno Alves and Miguel Veloso.

“All three know this country well, they explained how competitive Serie A is. It was what I needed to return to a high level and be ready for the international team."

Silva has no doubts about his own personal targets.

“I have always wanted to set myself new goals and therefore I want to do well in Serie A," he added. “It has surprised me with the intensity and competitiveness.

“I have to fully understand the idea of [coach Claudio] Ranieri, but I think I can add another quality."

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