With Cardiff City on the verge of signing Emiliano Sala from Nantes, everyone should be happy about the potential €17m transfer, right?

Wrong. The Ligue 1 club’s manager isn’t at all, and he made that very clear during his Friday press conference ahead of this weekend’s game against Angers.

However, there were some reassurances, as, despite explaining he was ‘of course unhappy about many things’, including the transfer of Sala to Cardiff City, Vahid Halilhodzic made it clear he would continue at the helm of the club, at least for now.

But when asked more specifically about his star striker being sold without his say so, the manager went into a bit more detail about how he felt.

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He said, relayed by Foot Mercato: “You have to ask yourself questions. I got a message last night saying it was done. The president called me last night, I didn’t answer. I saw him earlier on. He explained the situation to me, the player was saying different things.

“I just know that Sala is gone. They’re all happy, except maybe me. I don’t want to go into more detail”.

Furthermore, Halilhodzic revealed he was yet to be consulted about who would be bought to replace Sala.

Through no fault of their own, since all they wanted was to buy a striker capable of putting the ball in the back of the net regularly, it appears the Bluebirds have really messed up Nantes’ situation.

If anyone is to blame, it’s the French side’s president, Waldemar Kita.

Worst thing is, Nantes only get to keep 50% of the transfer fee, as the rest will go to Bordeaux.