A 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday left Cardiff City in the Premier League relegation zone and owners of the joint-lowest goals scored record in the league. However, there was some good news for the Bluebirds as the club finally confirmed the capture of striker Emiliano Sala for a club-record fee of around £15 million.
The on-off saga with French club Nantes was brought to an end with the 28-year-old putting pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year deal on Saturday, eclipsing the previous club record of £11 million paid for Chilean midfielder Gary Medel in 2013.
“I’m very happy to be here. It gives me great pleasure and I can’t wait to start training, meet my new teammates and get down to work,” Sala told Cardiff’s official website.
“For me it feels special [to be the Club’s record signing]. I have come here wanting to work and to help my teammates and the Club. I can’t wait to get to work straight away and do everything I can.”
There is a new Sala in town @premierleague 😎 Very happy to sign here @cardiffcityfc !! I know the challenge is big but together we will make it 🙌
Impatient to discover the league & the team #BlueBirds pic.twitter.com/OiNQUpBpiB
— Emiliano Sala (@EmilianoSala1) January 19, 2019