English Premier League club Cardiff City’s record new signing, Argentina-born striker Emiliano Sala, was on board a light aircraft that disappeared over the English Channel on Monday night, police sources told AFP.
Sala, signed by Cardiff on Saturday from French club Nantes for a club record fee, was flying to Cardiff aboard a small plane that went missing around 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of the island of Guernsey.
Sala, began his professional career with French giants FC Girondins de Bordeaux, before moving to Les Canaris in 2015. He scored an impressive 12 league goals in 19 appearances for Nantes in Ligue 1 this season.
Speaking exclusively to cardiffcityfc.co.uk, Emiliano said: “I’m very happy to be here. It gives me great pleasure and I can’t wait to start training, meet my new teammates and get down to work.
“For me it feels special [to be the Club’s record signing]. I have come here wanting to work and to help my teammates and the Club. I can’t wait to get to work straight away and do everything I can.”