Leicester City will be unable to register Sporting Clube de Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva until January following FIFA’s decision to block the £25 million transfer.
The Portuguese midfielder’s move to The Foxes was initially blocked by FIFA in September after they claimed the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late.
Leicester City will consider appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to prevent Silva from remaining in limbo until the New Year, though he can now at least train with Craig Shakespeare’s squad.
“We cannot hide our disappointment or that of the player at the short-term consequences of the decision,” read part of a statement from a Leicester City spokesman on their official website.
“The Club is reserving its position in relation to whether it will decide to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”
Leicester City sit one point and one spot above the relegation places after winning only one of seven games in the Premier League thus far.