The appeal for the registration of Adrien Silva made by Leicester City has been rejected by the World Football governing body, FIFA.
Silva was a £25million deadline day signing by Leicester, but was unable it be registered by the Foxes after his transfer details arrived onto FIFA’s Transfer Matching System 14seconds late. However, with the assistance of the English FA, Leicester launched an appeal but that has now been rejected by FIFA, which confirmed this via a statement.
“We can confirm the following decision of the Single Judge of the Players’ Status Committee:
“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,” FIFA said in a statement.
On their part, Sporting Lisbon, Adrien Silva’s former club, consider the deal done and dusted, though are yet to receive any payments for the said transfer.
While Leicester are also considering taking their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, Adrien Silva, who currently can’t train with the Foxes, must wait until when the window reopens in January before he can be registered as a Leicester player.