Mike Grella's move to Motherwell cancelled Tim Hodge January 21, 2011 Leeds United 11 Comments Grella still in the search for a loan move Following yesterday’s post on Mike Grella joining Motherwell, the move has since been cancelled. The loan deal for the American striker had been agreed by all parties but the Scottish Football Association refused to sanction the move as Grella has played for both Leeds and Carlisle this season. Apparently, FIFA rules allow players to be registered to three clubs in a season but only play for two. It’s a shame for the 23 year old as we approach the end of the transfer window. Grella will now return to Leeds but it is uncertain as to whether he will be able to play for another club this season. However, the official website claim the search is set to begin to find a club for him to get regular first team football. It is certainly a strange situation the club and Grella find themselves in. As first team opportunities at Leeds are hard to come by, it is a shame for both Grella and Simon Grayson to have him not playing games.