Cardiff has revealed Emiliano Sala turned down a flight offer from the club, this is after ex-football agent Willie McKay claimed the club abandoned the striker.
Leaked WhatsApp messages between the late Argentine striker and the premiership club Cardiff revealed that he was offered a commercial flight from France to Wales but he rejected the offer.
This comes after the late’s footballer agent Willie McKay claimed the Premier League club abandoned Sala, leaving him to make travel arrangements after his £15million transfer from Nantes.
McKay’s son Mark was Nantes’ acting agent in the deal for the footballer, who died in a plane crash last month.
Willie McKay arranged the flight that crashed in the English Channel, killing Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson.
Now, French outlet Ouest-France, have leaked messages that show a Cardiff Player Liaison Officer offering a commercial flight to the striker.
See the Whatsapp messages below;
Player Liaison Officer: [thumbs up emoji]
Emiliano Sala: Thank you very much
PLO: It’s nothing friend
I write Spanish better than I speak it
ES: Ha ha very good
PLO: My girlfriend speaks Spanish. She is a teacher
[shares commercial flight details]
PLO: It is an option perhaps. Cardiff-Paris.
But it’s early.
I have a flight going tomorrow to Nantes and return Monday night to Cardiff.
Willie McKay called me.
PLO: Ok mate. Have you agreed a price with him?
ES: Yes it’s good. We will speak tomorrow before leaving for Nantes.
PLO: Ok that works.
What time do you fly?