Cardiff City Fears Emialiano Sala Was on Missing Plane
Cardiff City new record £15million signing Emiliano Sala was on board a missing private jet from Nantes to the Welsh capital, according to French police sources have claimed.
Reports from France now suggests Cardiff City fears the player is missing.
A major search operation is underway after the light aircraft, called Piper Malibu disappeared from radar near the Casquets lighthouse on Alderney in the Channel Islands with two onboard including Sala.
The private plane was flying from Nantes, France, to Cardiff where the player was expected to resume training with his new club.
Guernsey Police said: “Searching for the light aircraft PA 46 Malibu resumed at 8am this morning. No trace has currently been found It was en route from Nantes, France to Cardiff, Wales with 2 people.”
Sala was seen going through border control in Nantes although it is yet to be confirmed whether he boarded the plane or not.
The Premier League club only unveiled the Argentine striker as their record transfer signing from Nantes last Saturday for a fee of 15 million pounds.