Cardiff City offer to pay to take striker ‘back to rest’ in Argentina, confirms owner Vincent Tan


Cardiff City have offered to pay to take Emiliano Sala ‘back to rest’ in his native Argentina.

The football world has offered their condolences to Sala’s family after the devastating news of the striker’s death.

Dorset police confirmed on Thursday that the body recovered from the plane which crashed in the English Channel was formally identified as Cardiff’s record signing.

The body of pilot David Ibbotson is still missing.

Cardiff issued a statement following the news on Thursday evening, which read: “We offer our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of Emiliano. He and David will forever remain in our thoughts.”

The Piper Malibu N264DB plane lost contact with air traffic control over the Channel during a flight from Nantes to Cardiff on Monday January 21.

Sala, who was announced as Cardiff’s club-record signing only three days earlier, was in France saying goodbye to former team-mates at the Ligue 1 club.

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