Leicester considering Silva appeal
Posted: 5 October 2017 Time: 08:04
Leicester City have revealed they are considering appealing FIFA’s decision to reject their registration of Adrien Silva.
The Foxes thought they had completed the £25m signing of the Portuguese international from Sporting Lisbon on transfer deadline day in August, only to miss the registration by a mere 14 seconds.
This, according to FIFA's Transfer Matching System, although Leicester are adamant they have proof that the deal was registered before the midnight deadline on August 31 and could take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
A Leicester statement read: "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.
"The club and its staff will continue to work with Adrien to hopefully minimise the impact that missing a substantial period of the season may have on the player, while continuing to prepare the squad for the games ahead."