Spanish side Recreativo Huelva have signed a contract with Gladson Awako but bureaucracy in Ghana is preventing them from completing a deal for the Ghanaian midfielder.
The Heart of Lions enforcer spent six weeks training with the club at the start of the summer but has returned to his mother club in Ghana.
Recreativo were impressed with the former U21 international when he was on trials but they look not to have been able to reach a deal with his Ghanaian club.
But the Spanish side insists paperwork from their country embassy in Ghana has delayed the arrival of Awako.
â€œWe are in August and almost all embassies are on vacation. So it's a paperwork problem and achieving the necessary paperwork to come to here,â€ Alfonso Serrano, the sporting director of Recreativo Huelva said.
Awako has played some matches in the Top Four competition for Heart of Lions since he returned from the trials in Spain.
Recreativo lost Agyemang Badu under similar circumstances last year and are hoping to avoid the same situation with Awako.