The new record of Cardiff City by signing Emiliano Sala with £15million had been on board with the private jet missing from Nantes to the capital of Welsh, according to French police sources. A search operation is in progress with the light aircraft disappearing from the radar close to the Casquets lighthouse in the Channel Islands on Alderney.
It has been revealed by Guernsey Police that Piper Malibu has been missing from Monday night 8:30 pm. French Police has stated that the Argentine striker had been on the plane. This private plane has been flying from Nantes to Cardiff and it sparked a fear among people that the player might be on board.
According to Cardiff Airport, the aircraft was supposed to arrive at Cardiff but there have been no further details on this. It has been said by Guernsey Police that the searchlight of the aircraft had been resumed at 8 am in the morning. There has been no sign since then as it was en route to Cardiff with two passengers.
Reports have suggested that there is concern regarding the status of Sala. Some journalists have mentioned that Sala had been seen going through the process of border control in Nantes while there were these unconfirmed suggestions that he did get down from the chartered flight which is missing.
The record transfer of the Argentine striker by the Premier League club has been unveiled last Saturday. It is being speculated that the players came back to France after he was done with his move and was supposed to report to Cardiff for the purpose of training.