Nantes say Cardiff are exploiting Emiliano Sala's death

29 January 2020

Sala
Photo: Getty Images Sala died in a tragic plane crash in January last year while on his way from France to start his new career at the Welsh club, who had agreed on a €17 million fee for the player.

The French club issued a statement after Cardiff earlier this week called on French authorities to launch an investigation into the striker's death.

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

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

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

Sala died in a tragic plane crash in January last year while on his way from France to start his new career at the Welsh club, who had agreed on a €17 million fee for the player. A lengthy legal battle over his transfer fee then followed before FIFA in September ruled Cardiff had to pay Nantes the first instalment of the transfer fee, corresponding to €6 million.

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