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Cardiff release statement on missing Sala

Premier League outfit Cardiff City have released an official statement over club-record signing Emiliano Sala, who was confirmed to have boarded the plane that has gone missing ‘without a trace’.

Sala, 28, was one of two people on a light aircraft travelling from Nantes to Cardiff, having agreed a £15m transfer from the Ligue 1 club last Saturday.

READ: Authorities confirm Sala plane disappearance

With the aircraft expected to land on Monday evening at 9pm, suspicion aroused when it failed to arrive and the Argentine striker failed to respond on social media.

It’s since been confirmed by authorities that he was on board the Piper Malibu light aircraft that disappeared near Alderney, not far from the Casquets lighthouse in the English Channel, as per the Independent report.

Cardiff chief executive Choo released a statement that read: “We were very shocked upon hearing the news that the plane had gone missing. We expected Emiliano to arrive last night into Cardiff and today was due to be his first day with the team.

“Our owner, Tan Sri Vincent Tan, and chairman, Mehmet Dalman, are all very distressed about the situation.

“We made the decision first thing this morning to call off training with the thoughts of the squad, management staff and the entire Club with Emiliano and the pilot.

“We made the decision first thing this morning to call off training with the thoughts of the squad, management staff and the entire Club with Emiliano and the pilot.

“All of us at Cardiff City FC would like to thank our fans, and the entire footballing family for their support at this difficult time.

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