Accused by the English press of claiming approximately €95 million from FC Nantes following the death of Emiliano Sala, Cardiff published a press release refusing to make such a request to the French club.
We still do not see the end of the matter. This Tuesday, the Sun indicated that Cardiff claimed 95 million euros from FC Nantes following the death of Emiliano Sala. This amount would represent all losses associated with the Welsh club’s relegation for the Championship. Also according to English media, Cardiff coach Neil Warnock at the time believed that relegation could have been avoided if Sala joined the Blue Birds. An announcement that the club from the Welsh capital wished to deny in a brief press release: “Cardiff City FC would like to clarify that there is no truth in today’s press reports regarding the compensation request against FC Nantes.”
an endless legal duel
The Argentine striker for FC Nantes, transferred to Cardiff during the 2019 winter transfer window, lost his life in an air crash on the island of Guernsey on January 24, 2019. Following this tragedy, both clubs began a legal battle. On the one hand, FC Nantes agreed to the transfer, claiming €17 million in compensation. Cardiff, on the other hand, refused to pay the amount. The matter is still in the hands of the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), which has not yet communicated a date for deliberation.