Having officially announced that Pape Gueye would become a Watford player, the Championship side then saw the player decide against the transfer, cancel his contract and head to Marseille.
That did not go down well at Vicarage Road, as you might imagine, especially since the young midfielder has impressed during his early performances with the Ligue 1 club.
Frustrated at the situation and believing they are in the right, Watford decided to take the matter to FIFA, officially putting forward a complaint that will be looked into.
There is still a chance the two sides could come to an agreement, but if that doesn’t happen, it will be the main footballing body who will decide who was in the right.
Either way, Gueye, preparing for the arrival of Jorge Sampaoli as his new manager following André Villas-Boas’ exit, isn’t letting it affect him.
He was asked about in a press conference, to which he replied, relayed by Le10 Sport: “I was a aware, I’ve got nothing to add, I’m calm. I had the intelligence to keep working, to not really think about what was said about me. I knew it would be a challenge coming here, it was a goal I wanted to reach”.
Overall, it seems Gueye is happy with his decision to walk away from his Watford agreement, but the final say will come from FIFA, and if Marseille are found to have broken a few rules, then some compensation will likely need to be paid.