A light aircraft carrying new Cardiff City signing Emiliano Sala has disappeared over the English Channel.
The plane, which was taking the 28-year-old striker to Cardiff from Nantes, lost contact with air traffic control at around 8pm on Monday, failing to arrive in South Wales shortly before 9pm as scheduled, with the French Civil Aviation Authority confirming that the Argentine was on board the missing aircraft.
A Guernsey police statement on Tuesday morning read:
Speaking to Argentine TV station C5N (via Marca), Sala's father said:
John Fitzgerald, chef des opérations de recherche de Channel Airline Airsearch, sur place avec deux hélicoptères pour retrouver l'avion qui transportait Emiliano Sala, est pessimiste.https://t.co/uFmEpm0Ijx— SO FOOT (@sofoot) January 22, 2019
Meanwhile, the BBC report that there is 'genuine concern' for the striker from Cardiff City, who are still seeking clarification of the situation.