A private plane in which the Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, 28 years old, was traveling, has disappeared on Monday night over the English Channel, according to French police sources told France Presse. The striker, one of the revelations of 2018 and transferred this winter market by the French club Nantes to Cardiff City -Welsh club competing in the English first division-, was traveling to Cardiff aboard a small plane that disappeared 20 kilometers north of the English island of Guernsey.
The search to find the plane carrying two people has been interrupted during this night due to difficult weather conditions, but it was resumed on Tuesday, according to the Guernsey police statement, which does not offer indications about the identity of the passengers. But French police sources have confirmed that Emiliano Sala was on board the device. Further, Cardiff City mha said Tuesday his "concern" for the fate of Sala.
The Guernsey Police have specified that they have not yet located traces of the aircraft, which was traveling with two people on board. A spokeswoman for the British coastguard services has reported that they are helping their colleagues in Guernsey with helicopters sent from the south of England. The British Meteorological Service has explained that at the time the plane disappeared there were some rains, but not intense, and that the winds were moderate.
The striker, author of 12 goals with Nantes in the first half of the season, had been handed over by a record sum for Cardiff of 17 million euros. His signing was aimed at saving his new team, currently in relegation position in the Premier League. On Monday, Sala went to the training center to recover his latest personal belongings. The account of the social network Twitter of the club published a photo of the forward surrounded by his former teammates.