LONDON – Emiliano Sala made his own arrangements to travel to Cardiff, the chairman of the Premier League club said on Wednesday as the search continued for the player's missing plane.
Sala, who signed for Cardiff City on Saturday from French Ligue 1 club Nantes for a reported fee of 17 million euros ($19.3 million), was flying to the Welsh capital on a single-engine Piper PA-46 Malibu aircraft.
Floating objects have been found in the Channel and police on the British island of Guernsey, which sits off the north coast of France, have warned the chances of the passengers surviving were “slim”.
French civil aviation authorities had confirmed the Argentine striker was on board the light aircraft.
The club told Wales Online that they had offered their new forward a commercial flight to travel to Cardiff.