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Emiliano Sala’s body to be returned to his family in Argentina

Vincent Tan has revealed Cardiff City have offered to arrange for Emiliano Sala’s body to be taken back to the striker’s family in Argentina.

A body was recovered from the plane wreckage found in the English Channel earlier this week.

And following an identification process Dorset Police confirmed the body found was that of Sala.

Cardiff City owner Tan says the club will continue to work with the Air Accident Investigation Branch to determine the cause of the crash that led to Sala’s disappearance, along with that of the aircraft’s pilot David Ibbotson, who remains unaccounted for.

And the Malaysian says the Bluebirds have vowed to assist Sala’s family in any way possible.

“This fine young man would have been very happy and successful at Cardiff City where he would have made a new home and many friends.

“Cardiff City will continue to work with the AAIB and investigators to find out how the crash happened and to assist Emiliano’s family.

“We have offered to them to arrange to take Emiliano back to rest with his family in Argentina.

“Even though he will be there, his soul will always be in our hearts.

“We feel a tremendous loss, but the biggest loss is borne by Sala’s family.”

An inquest will be opened into Sala’s death in due course.

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