French Championnat side, Nantes have demanded the first part of the transfer fee of missing Cardiff City new signing, Emiliano Sala.
The French club said the Welsh team is expected to pay in instalments for a period of three years. Cardiff have refused to pay until the player’s documentation is concluded, a condition that seems almost impossible with the current situation.
Cardiff have expressed surprise at Nantes’ move with Sala and pilot Ibbotson’s whereabouts yet to be ascertained. A body was however discovered in fragments of the Piper Malibu airplane seen in the English Channel.
Nantes are expected to receive £15m, with 50% of it going to Bordeaux, where the Argentine played for a long time before leaving for Nantes.