Cardiff: Cardiff say they will appeal to sport's highest court against FIFA's ruling that the club should pay 6 million euros to Nantes as a first installment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala.
The Argentine striker died in an airplane crash near the Channel Island of Guernsey on 21 January before playing a game for the Welsh football club. Sala was traveling to Cardiff from Nantes to complete the 15 million-pound (about $20 million) transfer that the clubs had agreed to two days earlier.
Cardiff say they are "extremely disappointed" at the FIFA ruling announced on Monday — which also suggested Cardiff could also be liable for subsequent payments to Nantes — and would be appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Cardiff say "there remains clear evidence that the transfer agreement was never completed in accordance with multiple contractual requirements which were requested by Nantes, thereby rendering (it) null and void."
Updated Date: Oct 02, 2019 14:59:41 IST