FIFA has already set a deadline for Nantes and Cardiff City until September 5 to come to a compromise as to the payment of an $18,28m fee for Emiliano Sala.
Uncovered in January, the deal with Emiliano Sala turned out to be Cardiff’s most impressive signing for the last time. Unfortunately, the striker from Argentine failed to become part of Cardiff because he passed away in a plane crash when making his way from France to his new football club.
A letter to both football clubs was sent by FIFA stating that in case they miss the deadline, the watchdog will come up with its own verdict. The representatives of Cardiff have already confirmed receipt of that letter.
Earlier, Gianni Infantino, the FIFA president told that the organization hoped the two clubs would manage to come to a compromise
As a matter of fact, Cardiff didn’t want to make interim payments. The club ascertained that the deal wasn’t legal any longer.
Moreover, the Bluebirds told FIFA that Nantes’ conditions for completion of the contract weren’t fulfilled and the player lacked a Premier League registration.
As for Nantes, they told that they carried out the required paperwork.