Premier Soccer League side Lamontville Golden Arrows are set to go to court following the news that midfielder Vumile Dladla is adamant on taking legal action against the Durban side.
The 22-year-old claims Arrows are refusing to hand him his clearance and also claims that he has not been paid for four months.
Dladla was set to move to Orlando Pirates during the pre-season, but the move fell through after Arrows put a R350 000 price-tag on his head.
"The club does not want me, so why don't they just give me my clearance," he told the Sunday Sun.
"They put that sum on my head to scare off interested clubs. I have decided to fight for my freedom in court."
Despite still having a contract with Arrows, Dladla has been sitting at home in Maritzburg since the start of the season and is confident that he will win his case.
"I don't need to buy my freedom because of the contract," he added. "They don't pay, so they are the ones who broke their contractual obligations first."
However, the club's director Ronny Madlala said: "How can you pay a player who does not report to training? We'll meet in court."