I'm no lawyer but I doubt a press conference is legally binding.
Iím not suggesting it is. They are so far losing in their attempts not to pay though
All the way through they said he was their player right up to having to pay. It kinds of seems like they wanted the good publicity of public grief (for someone no one at Cardiff really knew) and then to tell the opposite story soon as it might cost them something
Think at best they are looking to get out of this on a technicality. They havenít insured him fast enough so they donít want to foot the bill. Personally I hope they get told they have to