Neymar’s Paris St-Germain debut could be delayed again as French football authorities have still not received clearance following his world record 222m euro (£200m) move from Barcelona.
The Spanish football federation has until Thursday night to send the necessary documents, according to the LFP which runs France’s Ligue 1.
If the deadline is missed, Neymar won’t play for PSG at Guingamp on Sunday.
LFP has told BBC Sport it is “launching an official procedure with Fifa”.
The Spanish football federation is yet to comment.
Brazilian Neymar, 25, has already had to miss Saturday’s Ligue 1 win over Amiens.
How do international transfers work?
Transfers between clubs in different countries must include Fifa’s International Transfer Certificate (CIT). It is this document that the French football authorities are yet to receive.
“The Spanish federation associated with football has until Thursday night night to send the particular CIT to the France federation of football, who else send it in return to the particular French professional football little league, and then Neymar may play with PSG this particular weekend”, an LFP declaration said.
Neymar’s move in order to France continues to be troubled considering that the release clause within his contract was induced.
Spain’s La Liga thinks PSG are violating Uefa’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and Barcelona earlier said they would record french club to Western european football’s governing body, Europäischer fußballverband, to get a FFP breach.
PSG believes La Liga is usually acting unlawfully, while the particular LFP said it had been “surprised” and urged the particular Spanish federation to “abide by the Fifa rules”.
Fifa’s step-by-step system described:
- The brand new club approach the marketing club with the move offer and details of the player they would like to buy/loan.
2. Once the phrases are agreed, the football association representing the selling golf club must then confirm the player’s identity in Fifa transfer system (ITMS).
3. Fifa then confirm the process can continue.
4. The football association of the new club request an Worldwide Transfer Certificate from your association of the selling golf club.
5. The selling club’s association can then accept or refuse the request — having an explanation.
6. If the certificate is delivered, the player’s registration date must be added to the Fifa transfer system.
7. The player now becomes eligible to play for his new club.
8. The payments are transferred between the clubs and receipts are added to the Fifa files.
9 The transfer is total.