Cardiff City Vows To Be 'Honorable' With Nantes On £15M Sala Transfer
EPL side Cardiff City Chair Mehmet Dalman said that the club will be "honorable" with Nantes over the £15M ($19.3M) transfer for Emiliano Sala, according to Rob Phillips of the BBC. Dalman, who defended "withholding a payment," confirmed the French club was threatening legal action, but that Cardiff was seeking "clarification." Dalman "also gave strong backing to Neil Warnock over his connection with football agents," claiming people had "knives out" for the club's manager. Sala was traveling to Cardiff in a light aircraft that went missing over the English Channel on Jan. 21. Confirming the Nantes action, Dalman said, "Of course, if we are contractually obliged to pay them then of course we will. We are an honorable club. But if we are not -- and there are some anomalies in that -- then surely you would expect me as the chairman and guardian of this club's interests to look into that and hold our position. That is what we are doing." He added that the club is "looking to get a full picture of events" (BBC, 2/12).