Cardiff - Cardiff City chairperson Mehmet Dalman said Monday the English Premier
League club were "very concerned" over the disappearance of a light
aircraft in which their record signing Emiliano Sala was a passenger.
The Argentine striker, signed by Cardiff on Saturday from French club
Nantes for a reported club record £15 million, was flying
to Cardiff aboard a small plane that disappeared from radars around 20
kilometres north of Guernsey on Monday, French and Channel
Islands authorities said.
A statement from police on Guernsey, a British island just off the
coast of France, said lifeboats and helicopters had searched for several
hours for the plane, which had two people on board, without success.
"We are very concerned by the latest news that a light aircraft lost contact over the Channel last night," Dalman said.
"We are awaiting confirmation before we can say anything further. We are very concerned for the safety of Emiliano Sala."
Sala, 28, who had been at Nantes since 2016 and had scored 12 league
goals this season, had signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with
relegation-threatened Cardiff subject to receiving international