FIFA rules Cardiff must pay Nantes €6 million transfer fee for late Sala

30 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Cardiff's matchday programme pays tribute to Emiliano Sala on February 2, 2019 shortly after his death was announced.

The clubs had failed to reach an agreement on settling the payment for the striker who died in a plane crash in January.

Cardiff and Nantes now have ten days to request a copy of the decision, which can be appealed.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

FIFA has ruled that Cardiff must pay Nantes the first instalment of the transfer fee for the late Emiliano Sala, corresponding to €6 million, the body's Players' Status Committee announced on Monday.

The two clubs had originally agreed on a €17 million deal for the player, who died in a tragic plane crash in January this year while on his way from France to start his new career at the Welsh club.

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