Cardiff must pay Nantes 6 million euros for Sala: Fifa

Cardiff must pay Nantes 6 million euros for Sala: Fifa
After signing for Cardiff for 15 million pounds in January, Sala was travelling there from the French club when his plane crashed in the English Channel

London - Both clubs were notified of the decision on Monday



By AFP

Published: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 11:57 PM

Last updated: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 1:59 AM

Cardiff City must pay Nantes six million euros ($6.54 million), the sum agreed as the first installment for the transfer of Emiliano Sala who died in a plane crash on his way to the Welsh club, Fifa said.
After signing for Cardiff for 15 million pounds in January, Sala was travelling there from the French club when his plane crashed in the English Channel. The body of the 28-year-old Argentine striker was recovered nearly three weeks later.
"The FIFA Players' Status Committee established that Cardiff City FC must pay FC Nantes the sum of 6,000,000 euros, corresponding to the first instalment due in accordance with the transfer agreement," Fifa said in a statement.
The clubs were involved in a dispute over when the first installment of the fee should be paid and Fifa began investigating Sala's transfer following a claim from the French club in February.
Both clubs were notified of the decision on Monday and Fifa said they could appeal against it to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman said at the time that the club would pay the transfer fee "if contractually obliged".
 
 


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