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Emiliano Sala says he ‘can’t wait to meet’ new Cardiff team-mates as fears grow following plane disappearance

CARDIFF'S record signing Emiliano Sala who is feared dead after reports he was on a missing plane  said he "couldn't wait to meet my new team-mates".

Sala, an Argentinian striker, complete a £15million move from Nantes to Cardiff on Saturday.

But the 28-year-old is now believed to have been on board a plane that went missing last night over the Channel Islands.

A Cardiff spokesman has confirm officials are "seeking clarification" over the incident.

In his first interview after signing for the Bluebirds, Sala had expressed excitement over meeting his new team-mates.

He said: "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.

"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."

Sala, 28, is believed to have been onboard the Piper Malibu plane with one other person, when it lost contact at 8.30pm near the Casquets lighthouse, off Alderney.

Air Traffic Control confirmed the plane was travelling from Nantes in Western France to Cardiff when it vanished.

It followed severe weather warnings about snow and ice issued across France.

Yesterday lunchtime he shared a picture with other players at the Ligue 1's team training ground.

The caption read: "The last goodbye"

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