The president of Cardiff City, Mehmet Dalman, has explained this Wednesday that will pay the 17 million of euros of the transfer of Emiliano Sala when it is the "right time" after the Nantes, his club of origin before signing for the Welsh, has claimed payment of that amount.
"The only thing I can say is that it's a sensitive issue (…) and to be honest I do not want to say anything else right now. The first thing is that the body has not yet been recovered. We must show respect to the family. We will pay when the time is right, "Dalman said in a statement to L'Equipe.
In addition, the president of Cardiff recalled that the process of recovery of the plane is still in progress. "It's too early for us to comment," he added without commenting on the Nantes claim. "I do not want to talk about that, "he said.
Finally, Dalman assured that Cardiff "never" said he was not going to pay Sala's signing. "I do not think our club said it was not going to pay," he said of the Argentine player, who never wore the Welsh shirt after the plane that was taking him to his new destination disappeared from the airspace in the Channel. La Mancha the night of January 21.