Real Mallorca have confirmed that they will appeal against UEFA’s decision to exclude them from the Europa League.
The Spanish outfit secured qualification last season when they finished fifth in the Primera Liga. However, a UEFA ruling on Thursday stripped them of their place in the competition as it was decided that they did not fulfil the admission criteria.
Mallorca are currently in voluntary administration, having accumulated debts of €85million.
The club’s lawyer has revealed that an appeal will be lodged once more is known about UEFA’s decision to impose the ban.
Luis Huerta said in a statement released on the club’s official website: “This decision is seriously harmful to the club’s administration process as there were a series of revenues expected…that would have allowed payments to creditors.”
Coach Michael Laudrup, who has only recently been appointed, is confident a compromise can be reached which will allow Mallorca to line up in the Europa League this season.
“I am optimistic,” said the Dane.
“It doesn’t seem logical that this could happen. I don’t think we’ll stay out.”