RomaPress – Major questions are surrounding the club future of Roma attacker Justin Kluivert after his proposed transfer to Fulham collapsed following a work permit rejection by the English Football Association.
Following two weeks of negotiations, the Giallorossi and Premier League side reached an agreement yesterday for the permanent sale of the Dutchman worth nearly €9 million. However, the deal fell apart this morning when an FA panel denied the club’s work permit application.
The panel analyses the number of appearances a player has made for club and country in the previous twenty four months prior to the date of the work permit application, using a points-based system to determine eligibility.
Club sources informed RomaPress the panel didn’t consider any of the appearances Kluivert made last season during his loan spell with Nice due to extraordinary technicalities outlined in the FA’s “minutes calculation” for work permits.
Although the Dutchman made significant appearances last season for the French side, the fact he hasn’t made any for Roma so far this season negatively affected his application.