After weeks of lengthy negotiations, Emiliano Sala has left FC Nantes to join Premier League side Cardiff City this evening.
The Ligue 1 side posted a statement on their Twitter account to confirm the Argentine forward’s departure to South Wales and thanked the 28-year-old for his services during his three years at the club, in which time he has notched 42 goals in 117 appearances, including an impressive tally of 12 in the first half of this campaign.
The former Bordeaux and Caen forward subsequently becomes Cardiff’s record-signing; the £11m purchase of Gary Medel from Sevilla in 2013 being their previous.
Sala is likely to make his Premier League debut in their away encounter at the Emirates Stadium on 29 January.
Cardiff City CEO, Ken Choo, said: “It’s obviously been a long process to secure the services of Emiliano. I’d like to thank those involved for making the signing happen, especially Tan Sri Vincent and the rest of the transfer committee. We see Emiliano as a significant acquisition and welcome him wholeheartedly to the capital city of Wales.”