Emiliano Sala: Nantes make claim to Fifa over transfer payment

Emiliano Sala became equipped as a Cardiff City signing three days before the wreck

Fifa is investigating the transfer price for Emiliano Sala after Nantes made a issue against Cardiff City.

Premier League facet Cardiff had been due to pay the principle of three instalments for the £15m striker on Wednesday.

Argentine Sala, the Bluebirds’ file signing, died extinct 28 in a aircraft wreck in the English Channel on 21 January.

“We can verify we’ve a issue. We are searching into the topic,” acknowledged a spokesman for world football’s governing body.

As Sala’s pass became an international transfer, it had to plow by Fifa’s fundamental system.

The World Transfer Certificates (ITC) became carried out nonetheless there had been factors with the separate topic of Premier League registration.

The ITC became registered with the Soccer Affiliation of Wales and confirmed Sala as a Cardiff player, which meant the Welsh membership had been at risk of pay Nantes the transfer price.

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A Cardiff spokesman acknowledged: “Cardiff City remains dedicated to guaranteeing equity and accountability with recognize to the settlement between Cardiff City and FC Nantes, nonetheless to initiating with the relevant authorities must be allowed to study the info surrounding this tragedy.

“It’s deplorable to comment extra at this stage.”

Cardiff had been due to fabricate the principle of three instalments on 20 February, nonetheless they agreed with French Lige 1 facet Nantes to elongate the closing date by a week.

Nantes wrote to Cardiff on 5 February soliciting for the principle instalment.

But Cardiff acknowledged they had been withholding price unless wreck investigations had been total they in most cases had been happy about “anomalies” around the deal.

Chairman Mehmet Dalman acknowledged Cardiff will be “honourable” with Nantes in the event that they are contractually obliged to pay.

French facet Bordeaux are due 50% of his price due to of a promote-on clause after they equipped Sala to Nantes in 2015.

His body became recovered from the aircraft wreckage nonetheless pilot David Ibbotson remains missing.

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