Neil Warnock gives update on Emiliano Sala transfer dispute

Jamie Woodhouse

Neil Warnock is convinced there will be a swift resolution to the Emiliano Sala transfer dispute after admitting mistakes have been made in the row 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, with the two clubs on Wednesday agreeing a one-week extension over the issue of the first scheduled 6 million euros payment to Nantes.

“I’ve got every confidence in (Cardiff chairman) Mehmet Dalman that it will come to a conclusion in the near future,” manager 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.”