Cardiff City has to pay for the transfer of the late Emiliano Sala

Cardiff has to pay Nantes for the transfer of the late Emiliano Sala. The Sports Court of Arbitration upheld the decision of the International Football Federation.

Cardiff City has to pay for the transfer of the late Emiliano Sala

This is a tragic matter.

“Brothers, I am dead, I’ve been doing things, things, things, things here in Nantes that I won’t do anymore, never finish, never finish, don’t finish, don’t finish. Boys, I’m up here on a plane that looks like it’s about to fall apart, ”Emiliano Sala sounds scared in the latest recordings while he is alive. Just got sold from Nantes to Cardiff City for fifteen million pounds. He flew the PA 46 Malibu through the English Channel, was approaching the island of Guernsey.

“If you don’t have more information in an hour and a half, they probably won’t find me. Dad, I’m scared! ”No father can imagine the nightmare of hearing such words from his own son just before finally losing any communication. The first search operation, carried out by the French services, was completed on January 22. The wreckage and the bodies were not found. The message that the probability of someone surviving is minimal has not been questioned. The closest of the footballer, however, could not accept that it was all over and organized a fundraiser to organize new searches. The response was significant, over three hundred thousand euros were collected and on January 29, on their own, the search was resumed. Even a deep-water exploration specialist was involved. The wreckage of the PA 46 Malibu and the body of the Sala were found.

All hell broke loose.

Horacio Sala, the footballer’s father, died at the age of fifty-eight, three months after losing his son. Mercedes Taffarel, the footballer’s mother, found herself on the verge of a nervous breakdown when someone posted pictures of her child’s massacred corpse online, and someone else decided to subvert it. Romina Sala, the footballer’s sister, took her own life and was hospitalized in a critical condition. “I can’t believe there are such horrible and evil people to make such a dirty trick to his memory,” she wrote before the suicide attempt.

To make matters worse, there was a spark between the (almost) former club and the (almost) future Sali club. Cardiff was supposed to pay £ 15 million in installments over three years, but the first transfer was put on hold, angering the Nantes authorities, who immediately threatened the case at the Lausanne Court of Arbitration for Sport. Years later, a decision was made. First, FIFA and then the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the Welsh club should pay the first transfer installment of £ 5.3 million.

Is this the end of the matter?


Cardiff thunders that it is disappointed with the decision of world authorities and writes in a statement: “The responsibility of FC Nantes (and their agents) for the disaster remains pending. Therefore, this will have to be resolved in another forum. Once the club attorneys have investigated the reasons for the decision, we expect an appeal and have no intention of making any payments to FC Nantes in the meantime. If the appeals are unsuccessful and the club is required to pay a transfer fee, the club will take legal action against those responsible for the accident to recover the losses suffered. “

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