Osasuna has been sentenced by the social court number 4 of Pamplona to pay the full contract to Enric Gallego. The Navarrese team unilaterally terminated their contract in mid-August 2021. Therefore, the sum of money for the unfair dismissal amounts to 1,238,171, 97 euros gross, as reported Navarre News.
The Tenerife striker was missing to fulfill ten and a half months with Osasuna, his annual salary being 1.4 million if the team remained in the First Division. Despite this decision, the Navarrese team present an appeal before the Superior Court of Justice of Navarre.
The judge has stated that in a clause of the Catalan contract in which he refers to his salary, it can be read verbatim: “This amount includes the eventual compensation that would accrue in the event of termination of the contract due to expiration of the agreed timecompensation amount that, because it is included, will be prorated monthly during the last year of validity of the contract.
Osasuna defends himself
Enric Gallego arrived in the last days of the 2020 winter market on loan from Getafe after Chimy vila suffered a serious knee injury. However, the rojillo team refused to make this payment, since it stated that just ten days after his termination, the striker signed for Tenerife.
In addition, Osasuna alleges that they must assess the reason for their dismissal. Jagoba Arrasate was not going to count on him for the following campaign due to his poor performance. In addition, progress was made in a trip to Eibar and a draft was even drawn up for his departure to the armory team in the form of a transfer, but the footballer finally rejected it.
Finally, the red club adds that the player was negotiating in parallel and in secret with Tenerife. Osasuna also affirms that he was they must deduct the 500,000 euros from their salary in Tenerife: “The footballer did not have any economic damage in the 2021-22 season, since he continued playing without continuity solution, when Tenerife signed him immediately. Therefore, his contractual termination does not harm him professionally or economically.”
Despite all this, the judge considers that between Osasuna and Enric Gallego there was a clause by contract that established the compensation for dismissal. For what has been the compelling reason to pass judgment against the rojilla entity after the trial held on July 29.