In the latest twist of events with David de Gea‘s move to Real Madrid, the Spanish league have now denied receiving any documents from Madrid for his registration.
Sky Sports News report that Manchester United sent their documents before the Spanish transfer deadline and if that’s the case, then any appeal from Real Madrid over De Gea’s transfer would be completely frivolous.
Social media exploded last night at 11pm GMT when the Spanish transfer window closed because news immediately started to come out that there were complications over De Gea’s move thanks to some late documents.
Guillem Balague brought the news straight away that the move looked like it was off:
The documents did not arrive on time!!!!!! Presentation was ready. All agreed. But as it stands de Gea stays at MUFC!!
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 31, 2015
That has been followed up with multiple claims, both from the Spanish and wider European press, that the documents were sent one minute late by Man United but that has since been refuted. Instead, the blame has been placed at the feet of Real Madrid who may not have submitted their documents to the Spanish league in time.
All summer long, the De Gea saga has been a muddy mess but this has become more confusing and long-winded than anybody could have imagined.
That being said, as of right now, De Gea is still a United player and unless a new precedent is set by the Spanish league in allowing Real Madrid extra time past the deadline, that won’t change this summer.