Report: Cardiff City agree £18m fee for Nantes striker Emiliano Sala

Cardiff City manager \ head coach Neil Warnock celebrates at full time after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Cardiff City Stadium on November...

Neil Warnock's Cardiff City look set to break their transfer record for prolific Ligue 1 striker Sala.

Nantes' Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala kicks the ball during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Nantes (FCN) on November 30, 2018, at the Geoffroy Guichard...

Cardiff City could be about to have a new record signing for the first time in five years. Because it seems that Neil Warnock’s side are on the verge of a substantial transfer coup with Emiliano Sala allegedly on his way to South Wales.

The in-form Nantes striker has been a man in demand after scoring 12 goals in 13 Ligue 1 games in a remarkable start to the season.

As a result, a number of Premier League clubs have been credited with an interest. The Mail claimed in November that Everton, Wolves, Fulham and West Ham were keen on the rangy Argentine but it seems that Cardiff are in a great position to win the race.

 

L’Equipe claims on Friday that Nantes have agreed a deal in principle to sell Sala to the Bluebirds next month, with a fee understood to be around £18 million.

This would make Sala the most expensive signing in Cardiff’s history, exceeding the £11.5 million they spent on Chilean midfielder Gary Medel in the summer of 2013.

Nantes' Argentinian  forward Emiliano Sala (L) vies with Rennes' French defender Damien Da Silva (R) during the French League Cup round of 16 football match between Rennes (SRFC) and...

In quotes reported by the BBC earlier in December, Cardiff manager Neil Warnock revealed that he had travelled to France to watch Sala in action in a league game against Marseille.

"He has scored some good goals this year," said the 70-year-old. "He didn't have a very good game the other night, but he's done well.”

Cardiff City manager \ head coach Neil Warnock celebrates at full time after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Cardiff City Stadium on November...

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