Cardiff City F. C. will pay 15 million pounds, equivalent to approximately 127 million dollars in transfer fee to Nantes for argentine Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January.
If, therefore, the club is 'contractually obligated'.
It tells Cardiff's chairman, Mehmet Dalman, to the BBC on Tuesday evening. It writes the news agency Reuters.
The welsh club have so far hesitated to pay for the deceased football player, who was on the way from the French to the Nantes to Cardiff, when his plane crashed into The English Channel 21. January.
The 28-year-old argentiners bodies were recovered and identified 7. February. The plane's pilot, 59-year-old David Ibbotson, is still missing.
But in spite of sorrow among both clubs ' fans, there has been a legal tug-of-war between Salas old and new club.
According to british media have Nantes in the longer time required Salas purchase price from Cardiff. But Cardiff will first need to have a full overview of the crash and have placed a responsibility before sending money to France.
Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman confirms that Nantes has threatened legal action.
- If we are contractually obligated to pay, so we make it of course. We are an honorable club, he says to BBC.
- But if we are not, and there are some uncertainties, so you will of course expect that I, as chairman, and guardian of this club in the interests of looking more closely at the circumstances and stand firm.
According to Dalman wait still the final end. Subsequently, you will engage in a dialogue with Nantes.
Cardiff had two days before Salas disappearance purchased increasing the argentinian, who with 12 goals was the third most scoring player in the best French variety.
His transfer fee of 127 million is the largest in Cardiff's history.