Sunday 01 October 2023
Select a region

Sala's ex-football club demands £15m transfer fee

Sala's ex-football club demands £15m transfer fee

Wednesday 06 February 2019

Sala's ex-football club demands £15m transfer fee

Wednesday 06 February 2019

The former football club of Emiliano Sala, who is presumed dead after a plane he was in was discovered underwater near Alderney this weekend, has demanded his £15million transfer fee.

The player had been due to join Premier League team Cardiff FC from Nantes FC, but the Piper Malibu aircraft he was travelling in disappeared over the Channel Islands while he was en route to join his new club for training.

The Argentine striker was a record signing for Cardiff at £15million and had said moving to the English Premier League was a dream come true. 

It's been reported that Cardiff are withholding the first payment until they can verify the documentation surrounding his transfer is in order.

The news comes just one day after the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said that it had begun an operation to remove a body found in the wreckage of the plane that had been carrying Mr Sala. It is unknown whether the body is that of the footballer or his pilot, Dave Ibbotson.

Follow Express for updates...

Sign up to newsletter


What next?


Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.

There are no comments for this article.

To place a comment please login

You have landed on the Bailiwick Express website, however it appears you are based in . Would you like to stay on the site, or visit the site?