(photo by Matt Kremkau)
For some time now since Argentine midfielder Alejandro "Kaku" Romero Gamarra has reportedly left the Red Bulls to Saudi Arabian club Al-Taawoun, the club officially has released the following statement regarding his status, and current situation with is ongoing contact dispute:
"The issuing of the provisional ITC does not change the fact that a valid contract exists between Major League Soccer and Kaku. In response to the player’s apparent signing with Al-Taawoun, MLS and the New York Red Bulls have sought to arbitrate the dispute pursuant to Kaku’s MLS contract and will take all further necessary action to enforce their rights."
What this, means since AL-Taawoun have obtained a ITC from FIFA, is that the team and the league will exercise any and all options to resolve this issue by taking this to an arbitrator. Putting yet another twist in the ongoing contractual saga between Kaku and the New York Red Bulls.
More than likely Red Bulls will be seeking some sort of compensation for Kaku who left the team on a free transfer due to the issue. Such issues have occurred in the past with teams paying a far less substantial fee but still giving the wronged team some sort of compensation. The story is still developing and updates will continue.