Cardiff City knock on CAS's door to appeal FIFA's order asking them to pay 6 million euros to Nantes for Emiliano Sala transfer

Cardiff City 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 Associated Press October 02, 2019 14:56:52 IST
Cardiff City knock on CAS's door to appeal FIFA's order asking them to pay 6 million euros to Nantes for Emiliano Sala transfer
  • Argentine striker Sala 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 transfer that the clubs had agreed to two days earlier.

  • The FIFA ruling announced on Monday also suggested Cardiff could also be liable for subsequent payments to Nantes.

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.

Cardiff City knock on CASs door to appeal FIFAs order asking them to pay 6 million euros to Nantes for Emiliano Sala transfer

Fans pay homage to Emiliano Sala after his death was confirmed. AFP

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."

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