Cardiff City President Mehmet Dalman said that his club will pay Nantes 17 million euros for the transfer of the late Emiliana Sale if he was legally required to do so.
Argentine striker Emiliano Sala died in a plane crash between Nantes and Cardiff after being transferred to the Welsh club for a record 17 million euros in the last winter transfer window. Last week, Nantes said that he was waiting for Cardiff to honor his commitments, but the Premier League club still kept the money, and Nantes claimed that he was threatening Welsh to start court proceedings.
"If we are contractually bound to pay them, we will do it because we are an honorable club," said Mehmet Dalman of the BBC. "However, if it is not so, I owe it to myself as the president and guarantor of the club to take care of his interests and to maintain his position. We are still collecting information as soon as we have enough. I am sure that we will be with Nantes for the table."