Cardiff City agree to pay Sala's £15m transfer fee to Nantes

Cardiff City agree to pay Sala's £15m transfer fee to Nantes

- Cardiff City are ready to settle Emiliano Sala's initial payment of his £15million transfer fee

- The 28-year-old was involved in a plane crash without kicking the ball for the EPL club

- The French side had initially threatened to take the Premier League club to court

Cardiff City have agreed to pay the first payment of the transfer fee to French side Nantes for Emiliano Sala, Neil Warnock confirms.

The late Argentine striker become Cardiff's record signing when he joined the Premier League side for a fee reported to be around £15million before he tragically died in a plane crash.

The Bluebird's chairman has promised the club will fulfill part of their bargain over the deal but will investigate any irregularities before making the first payment.

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And manager Warnock made it clear in a press briefing ahead of Cardiff City's Premier League tie with Watford.

"I think there's been a lot of stuff written - and I know people have got jobs to do - and people are surmising things," he told reporters.

"I've known Mehmet Dalman and he'll do it in the right way. They've asked for an extension and Nantes have allowed it.

"I've got confidence in Mehmet to come to a conclusion. Certain things have been done which shouldn't have been done - certain things shouldn't have come out [in the media].

"All I can talk about is the football side. I'm convinced Mehmet will bring this to a conclusion."

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The English manager attended Sala's funeral in Argentina last weekend and he revealed it was an emotional experience.

"They're a very close-knit community," he added. "Everybody came to the wake in the local village hall. I've never seen anything like it.

"People coming up to the mother, I don't know how she coped. They were talking about when he was four years old, seven years old. She was crying her eyes out, but I think she had a bit of closure.

"It was the right thing to do, but it was an experience to see the emotion from everyone. The press were there from every country."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Emiliano Sala's death was a huge loss to football, teammates, pundits and fans who follow the beautiful round leather game.

The Argentina striker who had completed a record £15million move to Premier League side Cardiff City in January was involved in a plane crash.

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