It is no longer news that the football community was jolted with the news of the death of prolific Argentine striker, Emiliano Sala, who was involved in a plane crash en route Cardiff, Wales from Nantes in France for what was, and still remains a Welsh transfer record. Specifically, on the 21st January 2019, the Argentine Forward, who cost the team £15 million, tragically died in a plane crash over the Channel, the sea between England and France. What is new, however, is that the world's football governing body, FIFA, on October 30, 2019, directed Cardiff City to pay the first installment of the transfer fees despite the club insisting that the contract is not legally binding. This development comes on the heels of Nantes' earlier demand to the Welsh club to pay the initial installment; a request that Cardiff has refused and failed to honour. The Bureau of the Players' Status Committee (PSC) reached a decision on the 25th of September 2019 where it decided that Cardiff City FC is bound by the agreement and is required to pay the transfer fees agreed upon by both parties. Read More
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