The paperwork relating to Leicester City’s £22m transfer of Adrien Silva on Deadline Day missed FIFA’s deadline by 14 SECONDS, and it could mean the deal for the midfielder falls through.
Leicester were becoming increasingly frustrated by delays in Silva’s registration documents arriving with them.
They were granted a one-hour extension until midnight to get the paperwork done, and club officials are adamant they completed it and sent it on to FIFA seconds before the cut off time.
But, the TMS computer system – which links clubs with the FA, other international governing bodies and FIFA – shows the documents arrived 14 seconds late.
Leicester are set to appeal the decision but now face the prospect of being unable to field Silva until January. They will be required to pay the player’s wages during that time.