In the triangle of Telekom Veszprém – Aron Palmarsson – FC Barcelona Lassa each of the concerned parties could consider them satisfied (?) as the Hungarian handball club has announced today officially that the club got a high compensation from the Catalan club, Palmarsson is FC Barcelona Lassa player from now and everything is solved and smoothed.
The story started this summer when Aron Palmarsson wanted to make his transfer to Barcelona earlier than his valid contract with Veszprém would have ended, and behind the curtains, the two clubs tried to make an agreement regarding the Icelandic playmaker. FC Barcelona Lassa did not want to pay any compensation for the Hungarian club as they already had the signature of Palmarsson from July 2018 and the Icelander should finish his contract in Hungary first-was the verdict (these were not officially published facts, only rumors).
The thing has escalated right before the first Telekom Veszprém practice when the new head-coach Ljubomir Vranjes got an SMS from Palmarsson and was informed that instead of participating in the training, he will rather travel home to Iceland. (Aron Palmarsson’s girlfriend is pregnant with their first baby)
Until last week Palmarsson were practicing in Iceland and again behind the curtains, a big dealing process started and was implemented in order to sell the playmaker from one club to another, but on the table was lying also the option to get a suspension for the player who violated the contract with Veszprém.
Today’s official press release from Veszprém clearly shows that each of the concerned parties was interested only in the best of the handball sport and the player, with the necessary financial compensation for the club (Veszprém) which lost one of its most important bricks for this season.
As the end of the story, FC Barcelona Lassa paid an enormous amount of money (the sum is not announced, but is estimated to be somewhere between 700.000 and 1 million Euros) as compensation for Telekom Veszprém, Aron Palmarsson gets away without a serious suspension from the handball court and can already start playing handball in Barcelona as soon as possible. Veszprém got the money, and they will try to transfer another player in the winter break if they manage to find one for this level, rumors were about Serbian Petar Nenadic, playing currently at Füchse Berlin.
The real question here is regarding the facts: what is a contract, what means to violate a contract and if really are so easy to get away without any serious consequences for the violating part and if this case will create a precedent for future occurrences????
The official press release from Telekom Veszprém:
“… Aron Palmarsson, regardless of his live contract, informed our head coach Ljubomir Vranjes in a message that he will not participate in the first training of the season, instead, he travels home. This counts as a serious contract violation, because of which, Veszprém Handball Team Co. Ltd. broke up the contract of the player and issued a disciplinary procedure at the Hungarian Handball Federation, after which procedure the player could have been given a 2-year suspension.