X

Wednesday 12
August

Cardiff City

Rescue workers end Sala search

24th January 2019, 16:10 by Jack Ogalbe

Guernsey's harbour master says they have called off the search for the missing plane carrying striker Emiliano Sala.

Captain David Barker said on Wednesday that the chances Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson had survived were "extremely remote". The aircraft has been missing since it disappeared from radar over the English Channel on Monday night.

After scanning thousands of square miles and reviewing all "information available" the "difficult decision to end the search" was taken, Captain Barker said.

Earlier on Thursday, Cardiff CEO Ken Choo revealed the club has spoken to the Premier League about the possibility of being given extra time to find players.

Choo says the authorities have decided not to provide special dispensation and that the club will continue to work towards the January 31 deadline, in what he admits are "tough" circumstances.

He told talkSPORT: "From the club's perspective we are managing this situation but we have another department that has to continue with looking at transfers.

"We are trying to co-ordinate with the authorities and yet we are still running a business which continues, we still have to meet the [transfer] deadline.

"We have spoken with the Premier League on how tough it is for us to cope given there are eight days to go and we have been watching Emiliano Sala for months and we got it over the line finally.

"We have eight days to go and we don't really know how to cope in this scenario, we have to meet the deadline, the bottom line from the Premier League is that you have to meet the deadline like everyone else."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

More Cardiff City

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Pogo poised for Strensall Stakes outing

11th August 2020, 15:53

Charlie Hills has been impressed with Pogo's improvement and says he would be well-suited to the Strensall Stakes at York later this month.

Horse Racing

Moody prioritises Melbourne Cup for Nickajack Cave

11th August 2020, 14:25

Trainer Peter Moody says Nickajack Cave will be aimed at the Melbourne Cup after joining his stable in Australia.

Horse Racing

Aspetar may struggle - Charlton

10th August 2020, 17:05

Trainer Roger Charlton has conceded that Aspetar may struggle to compete in the Juddmonte International at York this month.

Horse Racing

Enable to miss York ahead of Arc bid

10th August 2020, 16:51

John Gosden's Enable will now have her prep run at Kempton rather than York ahead of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Horse Racing

Appleby delighted as Space Blues opens Group One account

9th August 2020, 18:44

Trainer Charlie Appleby was full of praise for stable star Space Blues as he opened his Group One account in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.

Horse Racing

Mohaather in line for France outing

9th August 2020, 10:46

Trainer Marcus Tregoning has revealed Mohaather could be given one run in France before heading to Ascot in October.

Horse Racing

Plenty of options on the table for Kameko

8th August 2020, 14:20

Connections are set to decide Kameko's next step after the weekend with four potential destinations on the table.

Horse Racing

Curragh given go ahead for Sunday card

8th August 2020, 11:45

Racing has been given the go ahead at the Curragh on Sunday despite a partial lockdown coming into place in County Kildare.