Cardiff chairman defends handling of Sala dispute

4 February 2020

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Photo: PA Images Chairman Mehmet Dalman claimed the club have a "very strong legal case" for not paying the fee for late striker Emiliano Sala at a recent supporters' Q&A.

Chairman Mehmet Dalman claimed the club have a "very strong legal case" for not paying the fee for late striker Emiliano Sala at a recent supporters' Q&A, according to WalesOnline.

Nantes accused Cardiff of exploiting the death of Emiliano Sala last week after the Welsh club called on the French authorities to launch an investigation into the striker's death.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Cardiff's chairman, Mehmet Dalman, has defended the club's handling of the situation regarding payment for the late striker Emiliano Sala, claiming the club have a "very strong legal case," according to WalesOnline.

"I think we have a very strong legal case. What's best for the club is to fight for our rights," Mehmet said and referred to the fact that Cardiff did not arrange Sala's flight from France to Cardiff. 

Last year, FIFA ruled Cardiff had to pay Nantes the first instalment of the transfer fee for Sala, corresponding to €6 million.

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