Rounding out "Belgian Weekend" here on ToffeeWeb, this piece of news tagged on to the end of the Press Association story about Fellaini not being punished suggests Everton are unlikey to pursue the Vadis Ojidja-Ofoe botched loan deal any further, as the next stop would be the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Everton saw a loan deal for young Belgian Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe fall through after Fifa refused to ratify the transfer on Friday and it seems unlikely they will seek to overturn that decision.
While the Toffees have said they will assess all available options before considering an appeal, their only probable avenue of recourse is through the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
That could take months rather than weeks and, as the agreement with Club Brugge was only for a loan, a lengthy appeal process does not seem likely as the transfer window reopens in January. Everton are understood to be unhappy Fifa took a week to come to their conclusion, but the problem appears to have been encountered in Belgium.
The Toffees had their necessary paperwork registered in time for the 11pm deadline only for them to discover Brugge had not quite managed to do the same at their end.
While the Premier League and Football Association supported Everton's claims, as the deal required international clearance it had to be sanctioned by Fifa and they would not rubber stamp it.
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938 Posted 10/09/2012 at 21:58:12
947 Posted 10/09/2012 at 22:34:35
More likely they will just be interested in seeing if anyone else comes in with a bit more cash.
951 Posted 10/09/2012 at 22:59:57
952 Posted 10/09/2012 at 23:03:08
I think Fellaini is over-rated and can go the Rodwell route. Let's make some money from the gobshites and move on. I would still hope to land Ofoe in the New Year... COYB
954 Posted 10/09/2012 at 23:09:49
To quote from Clockwise "I can cope with the dispair ... It's the hope – that's what's killing me"
956 Posted 10/09/2012 at 23:17:13
957 Posted 10/09/2012 at 23:13:42
We need more Dutchmen in the team. Maybe the odd German.
967 Posted 11/09/2012 at 00:25:20
You're right though, these Belgians are proving to be a bit high maintenance, especially considering the Mirallas waffle story, which I'm surprised hasn't made the back page of the Daily Mail yet.
968 Posted 11/09/2012 at 00:25:22
994 Posted 11/09/2012 at 09:44:00
What the fuck happened to Club Brugge ? Didn't they want to be famous as well? — ungrateful sods!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fuck the chocolates and up the Toffees!
003 Posted 11/09/2012 at 10:53:34
009 Posted 11/09/2012 at 11:11:27
010 Posted 11/09/2012 at 11:20:54
012 Posted 11/09/2012 at 11:29:22
015 Posted 11/09/2012 at 11:46:14
030 Posted 11/09/2012 at 14:16:05
A few years back, Derby County signed this central or south American striker called Esteban Fuertes without needing a work permit. Turned out he was on a bent Spanish passport, and he was effectively deported. I think Derby had paid £3m for him. He only scored 1 goal for Derby, yup, in a 1-0 win against us. Any other club would've screamed for the points, or at least a replayed fixture. Not a peep from us.
039 Posted 11/09/2012 at 16:19:37
043 Posted 11/09/2012 at 16:29:05
If he plays from now until Christmas, and plays well, then they may hope for a bit more competition for his signature in January. It all hangs on whether the problems at their end weren't simply an indication of their reluctance to do the deal, and whether they are prepared to accept culpability with the attitude that they should make up for it.
049 Posted 11/09/2012 at 17:23:12
234 Posted 12/09/2012 at 18:32:25
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