The following has been translated from Spanish:
This morning, Leganes has received a resolution from the RFEF by which the exceptional request to sign is rejected. Leganes had requested this exception to cover the discharge of Martin Braithwaite who terminated his contract unilaterally after paying his clause to sign for Barcelona.
The former Leganes player unilaterally terminated his contract on February 20, after payment of the termination clause, to sign for FC Barcelona which in turn had been enabled by an exceptional authorisation granted by the RFEF following the injury long-term player Ousmane Dembele, under art. 124.3 of the General Regulations of the RFEF.
The rationale for which the RFEF rejects the request is that, according to its criteria, there is no applicable regulation (neither of FIFA, nor of the RFEF, nor of the LNFP) that enables and allows the request of Leganes, that is to say, the registration of a player in substitution of one that has caused a loss due to the payment of a termination clause to cover, in turn, a termination for a long-term injury, outside the authorized