Massimo Cellino has been quoted by the Yorkshire Post suggesting Leeds United did nothing wrong when they signed Adryan from Brazilian club Flamengo.
The paper states that FA officials are investigating the deal, with the suspicion of third party ownership hanging over the head of the midfielder.
However, Cellino has stated that Leeds paid money directly to the club and dealt with only them when the loan deal for the Brazilian was organised.
“I’m seeing lawyers from the FA (today) - We did nothing wrong. We dealt with Flamengo and they are his club,” said the Italian.
“We never paid any money to anyone else.”
Adryan showed glimpses of his talent last season for Leeds, but was never able to nail down a regular starting role in the side.
Neil Redfearn threw him into the side on different occasions, but he seemed to suffer with the pace and the physical nature of Championship football.
Hopefully Leeds won’t be penalised as a result of ongoing investigations and hopefully Redfearn will be allowed to bring in players more suited to play over 40 times for the club next year rather than just over a dozen (13).
The paper claims that Leeds had an option to sign him for £3 million, but it seems extremely doubtful that a permanent move is now on the cards.