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01st Sep 2015

La Liga ruling body refuse to reopen registration for De Gea deal…


La Liga’s top brass have ruled out granting an extension to Real Madrid to complete a protracted move for David De Gea.

The Manchester United keeper saw his switch to the Santiago Bernabeu stall late on Monday despite the two clubs finally agreeing a transfer fee.

With Real failing to complete De Gea’s registration in time, it was thought they would be handed an extension to get everything over the line.

However, the LFP – Spain’s equivalent of the Premier League organisation – have refused to reopen their registration, meaning that De Gea would be ineligible for La Liga matches even if FIFA approve the transfer.

“The period [for registrations] finished last night,” LFP sources told El País. “The rules are for everyone and you must adhere to them.

“FIFA doesn’t have the authority to order the registration of a footballer.”

There’s still a chance that De Gea could sign, but will only appear in cup competitions until January.