Sala came to life in a plane crash, en route from his previous voetbalbestemming Nantes in France, to Cardiff in Wales. Had the attacker during the wintertransferperiode signed for a record sum of seventeen million euros. Over the past weeks, the question arose whether Cardiff that sum must now pay Sala is killed.
Nantes had already understood that the transfer fee is still expected, and Dalman told the BBC that Cardiff possibly willing to go along with me. "If we are contractually obligated to pay, do we do that, of course," said the Cardiff chairman. "We are a respectful club. But if we are not required by law, it is my task to further investigate. That is what we are doing now. We are still in the phase of information gathering. Once there is sufficient clarity, we will together with Nantes and a solution work out.”