The International Federation of Football Associations “FIFA” obligated the Welsh team Cardiff City to pay the last two payments to the French team Nantes for the transfer of Emiliano Sala.
And the British news agency “BA Media” reported that Sala died when the light plane he was traveling in from France crashed in the English Channel in January 2019, two days after Cardiff announced its contract with the 28-year-old Argentine striker from Nantes.
The International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the French club’s demands for €6m of the £15m transfer fee last August, and Cardiff announced on Friday that FIFA had obliged him to pay the last two installments of the deal.
Cardiff paid the first installment and it is understood the club, albeit reluctantly, will now pay the remaining two.
Cardiff filed an action for negligence in the French courts against Nantes. He stressed that the club should bear responsibility for the accident that led to Sala’s death, and stated that the trip was organized by an agent for Nantes.
And the Welsh club stated on Friday that Frank Keita, CEO of Nantes, is in police custody along with the players’ agent, Bacary Sanogo, as the club stated that they are linked to an open investigation in France from last June on allegations of illegal practice of sports agent activity, forgery and use of forgery, misuse of assets and laundering. funds.