- Nantes are demanding the first instalment of the £15m transfer fee for forward Emiliano Sala on Wednesday
- The 28-year-old Cardiff City record signing died in a plane crash while traveling to Cardiff on January 21
- Sala was presented as a Cardiff City signing three days before his demise
Nantes are waiting for Cardiff City to remit the first instalment of the £15m transfer fee for Argentine forward Emiliano Sala today, February 27.
The 28-year-old club record signing died in a plane crash while traveling to Cardiff on January 21 off the English Channel.
According to a BBC report, Cardiff City were initially expected to make the first of the three payment on February 20, but both clubs reached a deal to push forward the payment by seven days.
Interestingly, on February 5, the French Ligue 1 outfit demanded for the first of three instalments.
But Cardiff City responded they want the probe surrounding the plane crash to be completed and ensure they were okay with "anomalies" surrounding the deal.
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Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman hinted the Premier League campaigners will be "honourable" to settle the transfer fee if they are contractually required to pay.
Interestingly, Bordeaux are expected to pocket 50% of the transfer fee, as sell-on clause while selling Sala to Nantes back in 2015.
If the impasse is unsolved after the deadline, football governing body, FIFA is expected to step in to sort the contending issues.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Emiliano Sala's body was finally laid to rest after family members, football fans, administrators and lovers of the game gathered to pay their respect to the late Cardiff City striker during his funeral ceremony in Argentina on Saturday.
According to UK Sun report, his sister Romina, found it tough to control her emotions after Sala’s remains was taken to his first club at San Martin de Progreso.
Mourners were spotted wearing "Emi" number 9 shirts as a tribute to the 28-year-old forward who died in a plane crash ahead of a private cremation.
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