Nantes Submit Demand To Cardiff City For Emiliano Sala Deal

Nantes Submit Demand To Cardiff City For Emiliano Sala Deal

Nantes Submit Demand To Cardiff City For Emiliano Sala Deal

Cardiff have been threatened with legal action by Nantes over their failure to pay the first instalment of the £15 million transfer fee agreed for Emiliano Sala.

A legal letter from Nantes was emailed to Cardiff on Tuesday - the second demand in the space of a week - to request urgent payment.

A search team found wreckage of the plane on Sunday in the English Channel, but bodies have not been recovered or identified.

A claim against the insurers of the Piper Malibu aircraft Sala and Ibbotson flew on is also possible, with Cardiff saying two weeks ago: "We are looking at the potential possibility of negligence that may have caused the accident".

The Argentine striker completed a transfer to Cardiff in January and traveled back to France.

The Sala family are now in Nantes anxiously awaiting the fate of Emiliano and are still to learn whether it is even his body in the aircraft.

According to BBC Wales, Nantes have given Cardiff a 10-day ultimatum over the first payment of between five and six million euros.

A source at Cardiff says they will honour the contract, but not until they have clarified "all the facts".

Cardiff were reportedly shocked by the timing of the letter from Nantes, as recovery workers are now in the process of trying to excavate the body of someone from the crash plane he was in.

BBC Wales has learned the transfer fee is due to be paid in installments over three years with his former club Bourdeaux also entitled to a cut of the fee, thought to be 50 percent after Sala was on their books from 2012-2015 before joining Nantes.

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