M
SM
Collect News Data
/esi/1339/6_A_51_351008_0/index.html?art_id=351008&ESI

Sala payment issue will be dealt with 'in the right way' - Warnock

:Headline: Sala payment issue will be dealt with 'in the right way' - Warnock:
The 28-year-old striker was killed in a private plane crash in the English Channel on January 21.
PA | 9mo

Neil Warnock is convinced of a swift resolution to the Emiliano Sala transfer saga after admitting mistakes have been made in the dispute between Cardiff and Nantes.

Warnock was speaking after reports that Sala had signed a potentially invalid Cardiff contract in the days before he died in a plane crash in the English Channel on January 21.

Sala was Cardiff's record signing at £15million and the Premier League club and Nantes have been in dispute since the 28-year-old's death.

Nantes' lawyers wrote to Cardiff on February 5 asking for the first of three annual payments for the player, as was agreed last month, to be paid within 10 working days.

Cardiff have made it clear they want to wait until the investigation into the crash is complete and, with talks continuing behind the scenes, the two clubs agreed on Wednesday to extend the deadline on the first instalment of 6m euros (£5.27m) by one week to February 27.

"I've got every confidence in Mehmet Dalman (Cardiff chairman) that it will come to a conclusion in the near future," Warnock said ahead of the league visit of Watford on Friday.

"They've asked for an extension and Nantes have agreed to that. Certain things were done in reflection that shouldn't have been done, that stirred everybody up.

"I've known Mehmet since I've been here and I'm sure the club will deal with it in the right way in the next few days."

Warnock also denied there was a conflict of interest in his relationship with his son James, who works as an agent for Unique Sports Management.

The relationship between the Warnocks has been under media scrunity as USM have Cardiff players Sean Morrison and Rhys Healey on their books.

"I feel sorry for James," Warnock said. "Morrison was mentioned, but we turned down £5-£6million from Sheffield Wednesday for him and thought it was a sensible thing to put him on a longer contract.

"Young Rhys Healey was mentioned, an up-and-coming lad who I think has got a big future in the game.

"All the other players mentioned were at the club before I came here.

"They mentioned me signing (Wilfried) Zaha at Palace. I don't think that was a bad signing for £6m when he's worth about £60m now."

Cardiff return to Premier League action at home to Watford on Friday following a 13-day break.

In that time Warnock and Cardiff chief executive Ken Choo have been to Argentina to attend Sala's funeral.

Cardiff would climb to 13th place by claiming a third successive top-flight win, something they have not managed since April 1961.

"To get three wins on the trot in the Premier League for a club like Cardiff is nigh-on impossible," Warnock said.

"Watford are probably the best team in the league outside the top six.

"They're a strong physical side who have got good players and, although it was 3-2 down there, they beat us well.

"But in adversity you tend to pull together and that's been the situation here.

"What's happened has made us play more of a tempo. We've got good players, and it's about believing in ourselves."

body check tags ::
amp_article_351008 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-02-21 21:31:25:
html db last update - 2019-12-01 02:58:00 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Emiliano Sala plane disappearance - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Neil Warnock

Click here for more stories about Cardiff City

Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Nantes set to take dispute with Cardiff over Emiliano Sala transfer fee to FIFA
PSG want Mane as Neymar replacement?
Preview: Brentford vs. Cardiff - prediction, team news, lineups
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool16151040142646
2Leicester CityLeicester16122239102938
3Manchester CityMan City16102444192532
4Chelsea169253124729
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd166642519624
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves165922319424
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs166553023723
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd165741916322
9Arsenal165742424022
10Crystal Palace166461418-422
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle166461723-622
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton165472024-419
13Burnley165382129-818
14Everton165291928-917
15Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham164481828-1016
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton164391835-1715
19Norwich CityNorwich1632111734-1711
20Watford16169930-219
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool16151040142646
2Leicester CityLeicester16122239102938
3Manchester CityMan City16102444192532
4Chelsea169253124729
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd166642519624
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves165922319424
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs166553023723
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd165741916322
9Arsenal165742424022
10Crystal Palace166461418-422
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle166461723-622
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton165472024-419
13Burnley165382129-818
14Everton165291928-917
15Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham164481828-1016
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton164391835-1715
19Norwich CityNorwich1632111734-1711
20Watford16169930-219
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.