Revealed – Forget the timings: Why De Gea deal fell through?

Snehanjan Banerjee / 01 September 2015

David de Gea has been the center of attention throughout the transfer window and the Spaniard is still there even though the transfer window in Spain is closed.

The biggest surprise of the transfer deadline day in Spain came in late as David De Gea deal fell through due to delay in paper works. Reports in Spain claim, that the necessary paperwork which was needed to complete the De Gea, Keylor Navas Swap deal did not reach the La Liga office in time and as a result it has been declared that David De Gea is staying at Manchester United and Keylor Navas staying at Real Madrid.

As soon as the deadline day ended today no official confirmation came from either of the clubs which hinted that the move fell through.

David de Gea’s move from Manchester United to Real Madrid suffered a spectacular implosion late last night, when news filtered through that Real Madrid had failed to lodge their paperwork in time in order to seal the deal for the Spanish stopper.

Both the clubs blamed each other in delaying the paperwork.

It was reported that Real Madrid might apply to FIFA to make the deal go through as both the clubs want it to be materialized.

Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague also reported that FIFA will look into the situation and a move could still happen as both the clubs are pushing for it.

But new developments now from Madrid as the plot surrounding David de Gea’s transfer to Real Madrid takes another twist. Sky Sports News HQ’s Gary Cotterill reported that-

“On the basis that La Liga didn’t receive any paperwork from Real Madrid regarding David de Gea, there is an avenue of appeal that both clubs could pursue direct to FIFA. It would seem all parties want the deal to go through but, as there was no paperwork, La Liga would be unlikely to back Real Madrid in that appeal and, therefore, any appeal would be certain to fail.”

So, basically it seems there is no use of appealing as La Liga will not back Real Madrid.

So, David de Gea is likely to stay as a Manchester United player at least until January transfer window.

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