L’Équipe report that the hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the litigation between Nantes and Cardiff concerning the transfer of Emiliano Sala has been set for March 3 and 4.
The two clubs are involved in a legal dispute over the payment of the late Argentinian striker’s €17m transfer fee for his 2019 transfer. While on his way to Cardiff, Sala’s plane fell over the English Channel, with neither him nor the pilot, David Ibbotson, surviving.
The trial of David Henderson, the man suspected of organising the flight, began this week in Cardiff. Today, the first witnesses were set to be heard – Fay Keely, the owner of the plane, and David Smith, the mechanic in charge of the maintenance of the plane various times between December 2015 and November 2018.