Alex Inglethorpe
Rafa Paez joined Alex Inglethorpe's side before moving on loan to Bologna. Getty

Eibar have made an official appeal to Fifa after the football governing body blocked the loan of Liverpool defender Rafa Paez to the La Liga side during the January transfer window due to an administration error.

The former Real Madrid starlet moved to the Merseyside academy in summer 2013 after impressing the Anfield coaches during a trial over the summer.

Liverpool sent the 20-year-old on loan to Bologna this summer to complete his development but, after struggling to secure regular time at the Italian side during the first part of the season, the club decided to recall him and sent him to Eibar during the January transfer window.

However and even though the Spanish centre-back has since been training with the Basque side he has been unable to play as Fifa didn't approve the deal.

Eibar have now issued an official announcement, claiming that they have made an appeal in order to resolve the situation but are still yet to receive international clearance from Fifa despite presenting the documentation on time.

"SD Eibar provided all the documentation for the loan on the part of Liverpool for Rafa Páez, on 30th January, within the deadlines set by Fifa," the Spanish side said.

However, FIFA communicated to Eibar on 2nd February, that there had been an administrative error during processing that needed to be remedied, which occurred immediately. Days later, Fifa communicated to Eibar that the transfer remained denied.

As of yesterday, 16th February, Eibar presented before the sole judge of Fifa, an appeal to request the granting of the transfer, in which two documents signed by Rafa Páez and the RFEF [Spanish Football Federation], which endorse the position of the club."