On transfer deadline day, Hull City looked set to sign Konrad De La Fuente on loan from Marseille.

The Tigers were trying to bolster their attack, and after the USA international’s first loan to Olympiakos didn’t go to plan, the idea was to repatriate him and then send him to the Championship side.

Everything seemed to be well on its way, until it wasn’t, and the reason for this has now been explained, with none of it being Hull City’s fault.

The news brought by Turkish journalist Yağız Sabuncuoğlu is that the Tigers ‘uploaded the documents to the TMS system’ well within the time frame, but Marseille and Olympiakos did not.

The two clubs needed to do that to show they were willing to break the original loan deal to allow De La Fuente to go to Hull City, but that paperwork didn’t arrive within the required timeframe.

Therefore, the Championship side didn’t get the player they wanted, and the forward is now stuck at Olympiakos, despite having not played there since September 11th.