French international scrum-half Theo Fages has offered his resignation to Salford, with the club contesting the move.
The case is now set to be heard by an independent tribunal, in order to properly determine the 20-year-old’s future.
Alleged breaches of contract from the club are the player’s main point of contention.
“Theo Fages has confirmed that on Wednesday July 22 he has exercised his right to terminate his contract with Salford Red Devils as per clause 24.1 due to a number of repudiatory breaches,” TM Sports, Fages’s management company, told the Daily Mirror.
“The club were given the formal seven days notice as per the requirements, and the RFL have advised that the club have exercised their right to appeal the decision and therefore the matter will be referred to an independent tribunal at the earliest opportunity.
“Due to legal reason we will not be making any further comments until after proceedings have taken place.”
Salford have also issued a statement, which reads: “The club categorically disputes the grounds of Theo’s resignation. He remains a Salford employee until November 30, 2016, and his position with the club remains unchanged.
“It is disappointing at this critical stage of the season and after the club’s huge investment in Theo’s career that we are faced with this situation.
“The club will not allow players to simply walk away from their contractual commitments, and we have confidence in the appropriate regulatory systems that Salford’s position will be vindicated.”