Rayo want judicial hearing

Rayo Vallecano are reportedly after a judicial hearing with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) or UEFA over their failed UEFA licence application.

The club are in contention to qualify for Europe if they manage to secure seventh place from Real Betis on the final day of the season, or if they finish eighth and Malaga’s appeal against their ban is rejected.

However, Rayo have yet to be granted a UEFA licence, required by all clubs before entering European competition each year.

Believed to have seen their original application rejected on the grounds of their financial debts, the club also saw an appeal to the RFEF rejected last week.

However, before launching an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the club are reportedly looking to hold a local judicial hearing in court in Madrid, with either the RFEF or UEFA, to explain why they cannot pay off their debts until they are out of administration, and how playing in Europe will help that process along.