The fate of the most talked about transfer move has been decided finally as Manchester United Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea will not move to Real Madrid this summer.
Champions League official twitter handle confirmed the news:
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 1, 2015
The biggest surprise of the transfer deadline day in Spain came in late as David De Gea deal fell through last night due to delay in paper works. Reports in Spain claimed, that the necessary paper works which were needed to complete the De Gea, Keylor Navas Swap deal did not reach the LFP office in time as a result it was declared that David De Gea is staying at Manchester United and Keylor Navas staying at Real Madrid.
As soon as the deadline day ended last night no official confirmation came from either of the clubs which hinted that the move fell through.
It was reported today that Real Madrid might approach the FIFA today to take a look at the matter. But now as it stands the deal will fall through.
Manchester United insisted that they had submitted the requested paperwork, but after the requisite documents didn’t arrive with FIFA’s Transfer Management System (TMS) before the midnight deadline. The papers apparently arrived at 12.28.
However, even if De Gea were to be allowed to join the Spanish giants, the LFP – the equivalent body to the English Premier League – has ruled out reopening their registration period, thus meaning De Gea would be ineligible for league games.
LFP Sources were quoted by El Pais: “The period [for registrations] finished last night. The rules are for everyone and you must adhere to them.”
FIFA claimed: “FIFA doesn’t have the authority to order the registration of a footballer.”