Ryan has been released from football limbo.
Had it confirmed that @ryanmanning4 has received his International Clearance so is now able to play for #QPR. Great news for all. #COYBIG
— Rob Brennan (@RobBrennan82) February 5, 2015
Keith Andrews knows what Ryan Manning is going through at the moment. He too was in football limbo recently.
Andrews' situation was caused by neither his parent club nor the club he was on loan at (Bolton and Watford respectively) requiring his services any longer. The former Irish international's situation has since been resolved with him joining one of his old clubs, MK Dons, on loan.
Manning's current predicament has been created by a dispute between QPR and Galway over compensation due for the 18-year-old's transfer. He was announced as a QPR player last month.
QPR believe that €60,000 is due while Galway say it should be €80,000.
The dispute means Manning has not received international clearance.
An FAI spokesman told KilburnTimes.co.uk:
An International Transfer Certificate is usually dealt with by the Football Association of Ireland but it didn’t happen in this instance because of a dispute between QPR and Galway over some details.
After 15 days the ITC passes over to the home association. The matter is now being dealt with by the English FA, QPR and Galway United.
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