FIFA, the international governing body of football, has rejected Leicester’s City’s appeal to register Adrien Silva despite of having the support from English Football Association.
According to the spokesman of FIFA: “The petition made by the Football Association for permission to request the international transfer certificate for the player Adrien Silva and subsequently register the player for its affiliated club, Leicester City FC, is rejected.”
Last August 31, Leicester signed Silva from Sporting Lisbon on the final day and minute of the transfer window. However, it showed that the £25 million deal has been delivered late to FIFA’s Transfer Matching System (TMS) for 14 seconds where the transfer deadline passed.
FA and the club made a request to grant and approve the midfielder’s transfer but it was denied. Meaning, the 28-year-old player cannot play until January. (Check 12BET for more Soccer Betting Tips)
Meanwhile, the Foxes are disappointed with the decision and they are considering on having an appeal to FIFA’s verdict to Court of Arbitration for Sport.
“We cannot hide our disappointment or that of the player at the short-term consequences of the decision. We maintain, and have made strong representations to FIFA’s Players’ Status Committee, that all parties involved in Adrien’s transfer fulfilled their obligations, consistent with FIFA regulations and within the required timeframe.
“The club is reserving its position in relation to whether it will decide to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.” A Leicester statement said