Sheffield United completed the signing of Michael Verrips on a free transfer on the deadline day.
Prior to the goalkeeper’s move to Bramall Lane, he was trying to terminate his contract with his former club, KV Mechelen, but the 22-year-old could not find an agreement with the Jupiler Pro League side.
However, that did not stop him from joining the Premier League new boys as a free agent.
Following the Dutchman’s move to England, Mechelen accused Chris Wilder’s side of not following transfer protocol and stressed they have taken the matter to FIFA.
Sheffield United have already played a couple of games of the new campaign, but Wilder has yet to include Verrips in the squad, with the goalkeeper forced to watch from the stands.
Voetbalnieuws and Voetbalkrant in Belgium now claim that if the Blades include Verrips is in the match day squad, it could lead to automatic forefit. In order to avoid facing any potential trouble, Sheffield have decided not to field their summer signing.
The keeper will have to wait until FIFA gives out their verdict before making the debut for his new club.
Voetbalnieuws further explain the two clubs can still reach an agreement, but the two parties are some way off doing that for the time being.